The Corrections
The Corrections
A Novel

Winner of the National Book Award

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 spectacularly 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 of 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.

Title The Corrections
Subtitle A Novel
Author Jonathan Franzen
Publisher Picador
Title First Published 01 September 2002
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 576 p.
ISBN-10 0312421273
ISBN-13 9780312421274
Publication Date 01 September 2002
Main content page count 576
Weight 16 oz.

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