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St. Louis, Missouri, 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. A classic of contemporary fiction, The Twenty-Seventh City shows us an ordinary metropolis turned inside out, and the American Dream unraveling into terror and dark comedy.

Review:

"A huge and masterly drama...gripping and surreal and overwhelmingly convincing." Laura Shapiro, Newsweek

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"An All-American hybrid that is nothing less than brilliant." Dan Cryer, Newsday

Synopsis:

A riveting work of suspense, an eerie fable of political life, a love story - this first novel by Jonathan Franzen, published to wide acclaim in 1988, is a sweeping and imaginative look at America in the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374525057
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Franzen, Jonathan
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Subject:
General
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Missouri
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19970515
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 528 pages Farrar Straus Giroux,1997. - English 9780374525057 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A huge and masterly drama...gripping and surreal and overwhelmingly convincing."
"Review" by , "An All-American hybrid that is nothing less than brilliant."
"Synopsis" by ,
A riveting work of suspense, an eerie fable of political life, a love story - this first novel by Jonathan Franzen, published to wide acclaim in 1988, is a sweeping and imaginative look at America in the twentieth century.

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