Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

About the book

An epic tale of contemporary love and marriage.

This is the story of the Berglunds, their son Joey, their daughter Jessica and their friend Richard Katz. It is about how we use and abuse our freedom; about the beginning and ending of love; teenage lust; the unexpectedness of adult life; why we compete with our friends; how we betray those closest to us; and why things almost never work out as they ‘should’. It is a story about the human heart, and what it leads us to do to ourselves and each other.

 

 Reviewed by Women Who Read

“Those of us who persevered with this very long book were glad that we had read it. All the characters were interesting and complex but difficult to warm to. It was a long meander! A comparison to Middlemarch is very apt”

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