Crossroads

Crossroads

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by Jonathan Franzen

9780008308933

4 Oct 2022

'His best novel yet ... A Middlemarch-like triumph' Telegraph 'A pleasure bomb of a novel' Vogue 'A true modern master' Independent It's 23 December 1971, and the Hildebrandts are at a crossroads. Fifteen-year-old Perry has resolved to be a better person and quit dealing drugs to seventh graders.

His sister Becky, the once straight-laced high school social queen, has veered into counterculture, while at college, Clem is wrestling with a decision that might tear his family apart. As their parents - Russ, a suburban pastor, and Marion, his restless wife - tug against the bonds of a joyless marriage, Crossroads finds a family, and a nation, struggling to do the right thing. 'Funny, moving, crackling with life, it has what all great fiction should have' Financial Times 'Intoxicating - a luxuriant domestic drama' Guardian THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A GUARDIAN BEST FICTION BOOK OF 2021 * AN INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR * A WHITE REVIEW BOOK OF THE YEAR * A LIT HUB BOOK OF THE YEAR