Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Freedom (Franzen novel)

Freedom (Franzen novel)

A truly great contemporary American novel. The Berglunds become the all-American family. We live their life together and despite the ups and downs there is hope or at least a semblance of it.

Despite the foundering of idealism that is more than often not misguided, the family survive, albeit just about. It is all about the survival.

Franzen writes with care and passion and, of course, in this novel there is love. I wouldn’t dare promise you a happy ending…that would give away too much. Great stuff.

The Corrections is way up on my to read list. I am a big fan.


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