Edition: First printing.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2021) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Franzen's highly praised novel of two generations of a mid-Western family, as they "navigate the political and social crosscurrents of the past fifty years. It's December 23, 1971, and heavy weather is forecast for Chicago. Russ Hildebrandt, the associate pastor of a liberal suburban church, is on the brink of breaking free of a marriage he finds joyless - unless his wife, Marion, who has her own secret life, beats him to it. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college on fire 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 sharply veered into the counterculture, while their brilliant younger brother Perry, who's been selling drugs to seventh-graders, has resolved to be a better person." A complex book written with humor and warmth, one which melds the details of individual lives with the big picture of our times. SIGNED by Franzen directly on the title page (not on a tipped-in page). 580 pp.
Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)