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Q&A Jonathan Franzen

By Kate Bolick
October 1, 2006

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THE OPENING PASSAGES of Jonathan Franzen's fifth book are a triumph of personal narrative. The scene itself is commonplace: The grown-up author lets himself into his childhood home, lays claim to the liquor cabinet, and ransacks the freezer in search of breakfast sausages. And his mission, to sell his late parents' modest colonial, is hardly remarkable. But each detail-the heaps ... (Full article: 1202 words)

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