Franny and Zooey by J D Salinger

Franny and Zooey by J D Salinger

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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 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.

About the Author

J. D. Salinger was born in 1919 and died in January 2010. He grew up in New York City and wrote short stories from an early age, but his breakthrough came in 1948 with the publication in the New Yorker of ‘A Perfect Day for Bananafish’. The Catcher in the Rye was his first and only novel, published in 1951. It remains one of the most translated, taught and reprinted texts, and has sold over 65 million copies worldwide. He went on to write three further, critically acclaimed, best-selling works of fiction- Franny and Zooey, For Esme – With Love And Squalor and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour – An Introduction. Salinger continued to write throughout his life and left behind a large body of unpublished work.



Publisher: Penguin
Published: 1961
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241950449
Category: Fiction