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Freedom
(CD audio book)

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Published:
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2010.
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
19 sound discs (25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Description
From the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections, a darkly comedic novel about family. Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul-the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter-environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man-she was doing her small part to build a better world. But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz- rocker and Walter's college best friend and rival-still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become a very different kind of neighbor, an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street's attentive eyes? In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom's intensely realized characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781427210494, 1427210497
Reading Level:
UG
Level 7.2, 36 Points

Notes

General Note
Unabridged.
General Note
Compact disc.
General Note
"A Macmillan Audiobook from Farrar, Straus and Giroux" -- Container.
Creation/Production Credits
Produced by Paul Ruben; exec. producer, Laura Wilson.
Participants/Performers
Read by David Ledoux.
Description
The idyllic lives of civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job in the coal industry, and go-getter Patty becomes increasingly unstable and enraged.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Franzen, J., & Ledoux, D. (2010). Freedom. Unabridged. New York: Macmillan Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Franzen, Jonathan and David. Ledoux. 2010. Freedom. New York: Macmillan Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Franzen, Jonathan and David. Ledoux, Freedom. New York: Macmillan Audio, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Franzen, Jonathan., and David Ledoux. Freedom. Unabridged. New York: Macmillan Audio, 2010.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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