Title Profile & Character Information

The Corrections

Annotation

Stretching from the Midwest at midcentury to the Wall Street and Eastern Europe of today, The Corrections brings an old-fashioned world of civic virtue and sexual inhibitions into violent collision with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental health care, and globalized greed. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, deeply humane, it confirms Jonathan Franzen as one of our most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.



Awards
2001  National Book Awards
2001  New York Times Editors' Choice
2001  Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2002  American Library Association Notable Books

Characters
NameLambert, Alfred
GenderMale
OccupationRailroad engineer
TraitsMarried
Father
Retired

NameLambert, Enid
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Mother

NameLambert, Gary
GenderMale
OccupationBanker
TraitMarried

NameLambert, Denise
GenderFemale
OccupationChef
TraitsDivorced
Bisexual

NameLambert, Chip
GenderMale
OccupationWebsite designer
TraitEx-teacher

GenreDomestic
Sociological
Tragi-comedy
Fiction
TopicsFamily relationships
Selfishness
Marriage
Parkinson's disease
Parent and child
American culture
Contemporary life
SettingPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania