Called A Key to All Mythologies series, the books “will span three generations and trace the inner life of our culture through the present day,” the publisher said
The first in the series is called ‘Crossroads’ which the publisher described as “By turns comic and harrowing, a tour-de-force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense,” going on to say, “Jonathan Franzen’s gift for wedding depth and vividness of character with breadth of social vision has never been more dazzlingly evident than in Crossroads.”
‘Crossroads’ follows a family living in Chicago in 1971. Each member of the family yearns for a form of independence which their family does not give them.
Many of his novels are detailed family dramas and social criticisms. He has won the National Book Award, a James Tait Black Memorial Prize, 2 Salon Book Awards and many others for his contribution to literature.
This is Franzen’s first novel since ‘Purity’ in 2015. The last book he published was a collection of essays titled, ‘The End of the End of the Earth’ in 2018.