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Eclectic Book Club: The Corrections

The novel follows the delamination of the Lambert family. Alfred, once a rigid disciplinarian, flounders against Parkinson's-induced dementia; Enid, his loyal and embittered wife, lusts for the perfect Midwestern Christmas; Denise, their daughter, launches the hippest restaurant in Philly; and Gary, their oldest son, grapples with depression, while Chip, his brother, attempts to shore his eroding self-confidence by joining forces with a self-mocking, Eastern-Bloc politician. As in his other novels, Franzen blends these personal dramas with expert technical cartwheels and savage commentary on larger social issues, such as the imbecility of laissez-faire parenting and the farcical nature of U.S.-Third World relations.

Book Club Info
Title: 
The Corrections
Author: 
Jonathan Franzen
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Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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