Purchase Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen and register for the event
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Spend an evening with one of our greatest living writers, Jonathan Franzen, discussing his highly anticipated new novel Crossroads
with independent bookstores across Canada.
Jonathan Franzen is the author of five novels, including The Corrections, Freedom and Purity, and five works of nonfiction, most recently Farther Away and The End of the End of the Earth. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
It's December 23, 1971, and the Hildebrandt family is at a crossroads. The patriarch, Russ, the associate pastor of a suburban Chicago church, is poised to break free of a marriage he finds joyless--unless his brilliant and unstable wife, Marion, breaks free of it first. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college afire with moral absolutism, having taken an action that will shatter his father. Clem's sister, Becky, long the social queen of her high-school class, has veered into the era's counterculture, while their younger brother Perry, fed up with selling pot to support his drug habit, has firmly resolved to be a better person. Each of the Hildebrandts seeks a freedom that each of the others threatens to complicate.