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Author Franzen's Book
Alfred Lambert, the ordered and ethical patriarch of a classically repressed Midwestern family, is suffering from Parkinson's and mental delusions as well as physical aging. His three kids have tried to escape the foibles and control of their parents, and have both succeeded and failed. Oldest son Gary is a successful businessman teetering on the edge of a breakdown. Chip lost his college teaching job after getting involved with a student, and has run of...
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