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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 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 four novels, including Freedom, the National Book Award-winning The Corrections, and Strong Motion; a personal history, The Discomfort Zone; two collections of essays, Farther Away and How to Be Alone; and translations of Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening and Karl Kraus's essays titled The Kraus Project. He lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, California.
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