The Twenty-Seventh City

CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: BN5294
Released: Sep 08, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480518070
Narrator/s: Meetu Chilana
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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.

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Product Number EB00587867
Released: Nov 13, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: #9781250047571

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