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  • Published: 13 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780241950449
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $22.99

Franny and Zooey




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 on the weekend of the big game, when Franny comes to visit, something goes wrong and tensions begin to surface.

Franny's older brother is Zooey. They come from a sophisticated and highly eccentric family: all seven Glass siblings are former child stars, each in their own way charismatic and yet damaged. And when Franny's anxiety spirals into a more serious breakdown, Zooey is the only one who might be able to reach her.

A novel in two intertwining stories, Franny and Zooey brilliantly captures the emotional strains and ruptures of entering adulthood. Enduringly resonant, incisive and expansive in both sense of that word, it is unmistakeably the work of a master.

  • Published: 13 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780241950449
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

J.D. Salinger

J.D. SALINGER (1919-2010) was born in New York City. His stories appeared in many magazines, most notably the New Yorker. Between 1951 and 1963 he published four book-length works of fiction – The Catcher in the Rye; For Esme with Love and Squalor; Franny and Zooey; and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction – that have been embraced and celebrated throughout the world, and have been credited with instilling in many a lifelong love of reading.

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