Title: The Twenty-Seventh City
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, NY
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
Book Type: Modern Literature
Slightest bump top front cover. DJ Fine. Signed by Franzen on title page. Author's First Book. Tight, square, bright copy with crisp, bright, unblemished DJ. In Mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 11886
Synopsis: The time is the 1980s. The place is St. Louis, Missouri, once the country's fourth largest city, now the twenty-seventh: a fading river town whose only current claim to national attention is that it has chosen a young woman from Bombay, India to be its new police chief. No sooner has S. Jammu been installed, however, than the city becomes embroiled in a bizzare and all-pervasive political conspiracy.
About the Author:
Jonathan Franzen is the author of The Corrections, The Twenty-Seventh City and Strong Motion. He has been named one of the Granta 20 Best Novelists under 40 and is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and Harper's.
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