Compelling and invigorating. The Times A passionate and compelling piece of work Each page is studded with irresistible writing which leaves you breathless for more. Franzens strength is his ability to combine a rigorous intellectual appraoch with an upbeat energy, using language which touches the heart as surely as the head. Time Out Oprah was right. Franzen is conflicted. Thats what makes him a trustworthy, sceptical essayist. FT
Jonathan Franzen is the author of THE TWENTY- SEVENTH, STRONG MOTION and THE CORRECTIONS. His fiction and nonfiction appear frequently in the NEW YORKER and HARPERS, and he was named one of the best American novelists under forty by GRANTA and the NEW YORKER. He lives in New York City.