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Strong Motion

A Novel

Strong Motion( )
Author: Franzen, Jonathan
ISBN:978-0-312-42051-2
Publication Date:Sep 2001
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

Franzen's dazzling follow-up toThe Twenty-Seventh City is about earthquakes, pollution, love, and abortion rights.

Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes on the North Shore) and odd luck: the first one kills his grandmother. Louis tries to maintain his independence, but falls in love with a Harvard seismologist whose discoveries about the earthquakes' cause complicate everything.

Book Details
Pages:528
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Sagas
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.51 x 8.26 x 1.04 Inches
Book Weight:0.924 Pounds
Author Biography
Franzen, Jonathan (Author)
Jonathan Franzen was born in Western Springs, Illinois on August 17, 1959. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1981, and went on to study at the Freie University in Berlin as a Fulbright scholar. He worked in a seismology lab at Harvard University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences after graduation.

His works include The Twenty-Seventh City (1988), Strong Motion (1992), How to Be Alone (2002), and The Discomfort Zone (2006). The Corrections (2001) won a National Book Award and the 2002 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Freedom (2010) is an Oprah Book Club selection. He also won a Whiting Writers' Award in 1988 and the American Academy's Berlin Prize in 2000. He is also a frequent contributor to Harper's and The New Yorker. In 2015 his title Purity made The New Yort Times and New Zealand Best Seller List.

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