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The Twenty-Seventh City

A Novel

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25th Anniversary Edition
Picador Modern Classics

Published in 1988, Jonathan Franzen's The Twenty-Seventh City is the debut novel of a writer who would come to define our times.

St. Louis, Missouri, is a quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief: a charismatic young woman from Bombay, India, named S. Jammu. No sooner has Jammu been installed, though, than the city's leading citizens become embroiled in an all-pervasive political conspiracy. Set in mid-1980s, The Twenty-Seventh City predicts every unsettling shift in American life for the next two decades: suburban malaise, surveillance culture, domestic terrorism, paranoia. A classic of contemporary fiction, The Twenty-Seventh City shows us an ordinary metropolis turned inside out, and the American Dream unraveling into terror and dark comedy.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 28, 1997 – A "sophisticated, funny virtuoso" debut, wrote PW of Franzen's novel of Midwestern city politics originally published in 1988.
The Twenty-Seventh City
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  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Nov 05, 2013
  • Publisher: Picador
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 528 Pages
  • Language: English
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