Cover of: The Corrections | Jonathan Franzen

About the Book

Winner of the 2002 National Book Award, The Corrections is the story of the suburban Midwestern couple Alfred and Enid Lambert and their three children, Gary, a bank executive, Chip, a college professor, and Denise, a professional chef.

"Tragedy rewritten as farce," globalization and changing social norms in the post-Cold War era intersect with compelling family drama and a portrait of a debilitating mental illness, all coming to a head in a Christmas at the Lamberts' home in St. Jude, Missouri. Franzen drew heavily on his father's experience with Alzheimer's in his depiction of Alfred Lambert, who has Parkinson's disease.

First Sentence

THE MADNESS of an autumn prairie cold front coming through.

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 576
Dimensions 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
Weight 1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library OL9706361M
Internet Archive corrections00jona
ISBN 10 0312421273
ISBN 13 9780312421274
Library Thing 5969
Goodreads 15993

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