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A funny, poignant snapshot of young adulthood from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the Rye
Franny Glass and Lane Coutell are the perfect campus couple: beautiful, intelligent, their whole lives ahead of them. But one weekend when Franny is visiting, amid the excitement of the big Yale game, something goes wrong and tensions begin to surface. Are they really such a perfect match after all?
Franny's older brother is Zooey. They come from a sophisticated yet highly eccentric family: all seven Glass siblings are former child stars, all strange and enchanting and damaged in their own way. And when Franny's anxiety spirals into a full-blown breakdown, Zooey is the only one who might be able to save her.
A novel in two intertwining stories, Franny and Zooey brilliantly captures the emotional strains and traumas of entering adulthood. It is a gleaming example of the wit, precision and poignancy that have made J.D. Salinger one of the most beloved American novelists of the twentieth century.
%%%Franny Glass is a pretty, effervescent college student on a date with her intellectually confident boyfriend, Lane. They appear to be the perfect couple, but as they struggle to communicate with each other about the things they really care about, slowly their true feelings come to the surface. The second story in this book, 'Zooey', plunges us into the world of her ethereal, sophisticated family. When Franny's emotional and spiritual doubts reach new heights, her older brother Zooey, a misanthropic former child genius, offers her consolation and brotherly advice.
Written in Salinger's typically irreverent style, these two stories offer a touching snapshot of the distraught mindset of early adulthood and are full of the insightful emotional observations and witty turns of phrase that have helped make Salinger's reputation what it is today.
%%%A funny, poignant snapshot of young adulthood from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the Rye
Franny Glass and Lane Coutell are the perfect campus couple: beautiful, intelligent, their whole lives ahead of them. But one weekend when Franny is visiting, amid the excitement of the big Yale game, something doesn't feel right - and tensions begin to surface. Are they really such a perfect match after all?
Franny's older brother is Zooey. Theirs is a sophisticated yet highly eccentric family: each of the seven Glass siblings are former child stars, all strange and enchanting and damaged in their own way. And when Franny's anxiety spirals ever further out of control, it is Zooey, more than any of the others, who steps in to try and save her.
A novel in two intertwining stories, Franny and Zooey brilliantly captures the emotional strains and traumas of entering adulthood. Here is a book brimming with all the wit, precision and poignancy that have made J.D. Salinger one of the most beloved American novelists of the twentieth century.

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  • Paperback

    9780241950449

    May 13, 2010

    Penguin General UK

    132 pages

    RRP $22.99

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