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The Corrections

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
Oprah's Book Club Best Book (nominee)
The winner of THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, the New York Times No.1 Bestseller and the worldwide literary sensation, The Corrections has established itself as a truly great American novel. The Lamberts -- Enid and Alfred and their three grown-up children -- are a troubled family living in a troubled age. Alfred is ill and as his condition worsens the whole family must face the failures, secrets and long-buried hurts that haunt them if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs. Stretching from the Midwest in the mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of globalised greed, The Corrections brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty into wild collision with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental healthcare, and New Economy millionaires. It announces Jonathan Franzen as one of the most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.

Genre: General Fiction

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