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Book Club with Jonathan Franzen

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American novelist and essayist Jonathan Franzen will join us to introduce his highly anticipated new novel, Crossroads.

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Franzen’s sixth novel, Crossroads is the first in a trilogy that explores the lives of three generations of a Midwest family. Set in early 1970s America, it is the story of the Hildebrandt family – unhappily married Russ, his brilliant and unstable wife Marion and their four children. Unfolding over a single day, this tale of a family at a pivotal moment of moral crisis encompasses religion, counterculture and the looming Vietnam War.

Renowned for fiction that balances the minutiae of ordinary American family life with wider moments of social and political change, Franzen has cemented his reputation as a leading chronicler of modern American history.

This event is part of our online Book Club series, in which The Guardian’s chief books writer, Lisa Allardice, talks to leading writers about their latest novels and the creative process. They will also be answering your questions.

Book your discounted Early Bird ticket by 24 September.

Running time: 60 minutes

Closed captions will be available for this event.

If you live in the United Kingdom, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of Crossroads at checkout for the special combined price (RRP £20).

Books will be dispatched from 5 October 2021.

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If you are unable to join at the time of streaming, this event will be available to watch on demand in the days following. A link to the recording will be sent to all ticket holders.

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