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The Twenty-Seventh City

Franzen, Jonathan

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ISBN 10: 0374279721 / ISBN 13: 9780374279721
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, NY, 1988
Condition: Almost Fine Hardcover
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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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 11886

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Title: The Twenty-Seventh City

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, NY

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Almost Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Modern Literature

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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.

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JONATHAN FRANZEN is the author of five novels, most recently Purity and Freedom, and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away and The Kraus Project. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Künste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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