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Strong Motion

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The critically acclaimed second novel from the author of `The Corrections'.`Strong Motion' is the brilliant, bold second novel from the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of `The Corrections' and `Freedom'. Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of strange happenings - earthquakes strike the city, and the first one kills his grandmother. During a bitter feud over the inheritance Louis falls in love with Renee Seitchek, a passionate and brilliant seismologist, whose discoveries about the origin of the earthquakes complicate everything. Potent and vivid, `Strong Motion' is a complex story of change from the forceful imagination of Jonathan Franzen.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 381.02g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperPerennial
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 184115749X
  • 9781841157498
  • 63,404

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'By sheer force of his imaginative writing and his unsheathed views of American life, Franzen succeeds in joining together a love story, a family story, and a corporate-cum-environmental story...Distinctly original.' The New York Times'No doubt about it: Jonathan Franzen is one of the most extraordinary writers around.' Newsweek'Ingeniously put together...His ear for American vernacular is flawless...His gift for description has a kinetic immediacy.' The Seattle Times'Bold, layered...an elaborate construct, with the stuff of several books crammed into one...An affirmation of Franzen's fierce imagination and distinctive seriocomic voice.' New York Times Book Reviewshow more

About Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is the author of `The Twenty-Seventh City', `Strong Motion', `The Corrections' and `How to be Alone'. His fiction and nonfiction appear frequently in The New Yorker and Harper's, and he was named one of the best American novelists under forty by Granta and The New Yorker. He lives in New York City.show more

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2 11% (481)
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