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Its strange, because the article portrays walter as a bad guy doing shady things with. He also very seriously considers reading nothing but franzen for the next, oh i dont know, 6 months or so. Franzen is a democrat, duh, but there are more than a couple of unironic suggestions that what patty needs is a job. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A novel oprahs book club kindle edition by franzen. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading freedom. Aug 29, 2010 jonathan franzens new novel, freedom, like his previous one, the corrections, is a masterpiece of american fiction. He seemed like a nice guy, with a kinda dry, almost bashful humor.
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