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The twenty-seventh city

Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: New York : Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Series: Picador modern classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 25th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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First published in 1988, Jonathan Franzen's debut novel takes us to St. Louis, Missouri--it is a quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief: a charismatic young woman from Bombay, India, named S. Jammu. No sooner has Jammu been installed, though, than the city's leading citizens become embroiled in an all-pervasive political conspiracy. Set in the mid-1980s, the story shows us an ordinary metropolis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 125004670X 9781250046703
OCLC Number: 842364310
Notes: "Picador Modern Classics."
Description: xix, 517 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Picador modern classics
Other Titles: 27th city
Responsibility: Jonathan Franzen.

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First published in 1988, Jonathan Franzen's debut novel takes us to St. Louis, Missouri--it is a quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief: a charismatic young woman from Bombay, India, named S. Jammu. No sooner has Jammu been installed, though, than the city's leading citizens become embroiled in an all-pervasive political conspiracy. Set in the mid-1980s, the story shows us an ordinary metropolis turned inside out, and the American Dream unraveling into terror and dark comedy. The Twenty-Seventh City predicts every unsettling shift in American life for the next two decades: suburban malaise, surveillance culture, domestic terrorism, paranoia.

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