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The Corrections - A Novel

Jonathan Franzen

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century--a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed. The middle child, Chip, has lost his seemingly secure academic job and is failing specatcularly at his new line of work. And Denise, the youngest, has escaped a disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain on an affair with a married man--or so her mother fears. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to. Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home. Stretching from the Midwest at midcentury to the Wall Street and Eastern Europe of today, The Corrections brings an old-fashioned world of civic virtue and sexual inhibitions into violent collision with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental health care, and globalized greed. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, deeply humane, it confirms Jonathan Franzen as one of our most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

21h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:08:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:13:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:10:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:08:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:09:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:12:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:13:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:12:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:11:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:09:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:12:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:06:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:09:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:04:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:05:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:05:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:05:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:07:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:07:04