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Jonathan Franzen

Warwick’s, in partnership with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, presents
Jonathan Franzen
in conversation with Mona Simpson


Monday, October 18, 2021 - 6:00pm PDT

On Monday, October 18th at 6:00pm PDT Warwick's, in partnership with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, will host Jonathan Franzen as he discusses his new book, Crossroads, in conversation with Mona Simpson. Jonathan Franzen is the author of five novels, including The Corrections, Freedom, and Purity, and five works of nonfiction, most recently Farther Away and The End of the End of the Earth, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He lives in Santa Cruz, California. 

$30 + tax and Eventbrite fee: Includes admission and one AUTOGRAPHED copy of Crossroads, held at Warwick's to be picked up at your convenience after the event.
$33.50 + tax and Eventbrite fee: Includes admission and one AUTOGRAPHED copy of Crossroads, shipped to your home after the event (48 contiguous states only). International shipping is available for an additional charge.
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It's December 23, 1971, and heavy weather is forecast for Chicago. Russ Hildebrandt, the associate pastor of a liberal suburban church, is on the brink of breaking free of a marriage he finds joyless - unless his wife, Marion, who has her own secret life, beats him to it. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college on fire with moral absolutism, having taken an action that will shatter his father. Clem's sister, Becky, long the social queen of her high-school class, has sharply veered into the counterculture, while their brilliant younger brother Perry, who's been selling drugs to seventh graders, has resolved to be a better person. Each of the Hildebrandts seeks a freedom that each of the others threatens to complicate.

A tour de force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense, its action largely unfolding on a single winter day, Crossroads is the story of a Midwestern family at a pivotal moment of moral crisis. Jonathan Franzen's gift for melding the small picture and the big picture has never been more dazzlingly evident.

Mona Simpson is the author of six novels. Her next novel, called Help and its Sequel, is forthcoming from Knopf in 2022.   

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Crossroads: A Novel By Jonathan Franzen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374181178
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021