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Freedom is a 2010 novel by Jonathan Franzen. It tells the story of Patty and Walter Berglund, the parents of a liberal, nuclear Midwestern family that appears to be happy and normal... until their teenaged son, Joey, decides to move out of their home and in with the Republican neighbors.
Freedom Contains Examples Of:
- Big Screwed-Up Family: The Berglunds
- Book Within A Book: Patty's autobiography, Mistakes Were Made.
- Dysfunction Junction
- Take That: To Ian McEwan's "Atonement."
- Spiritual Successor: Freedom is considered a "cousin" to Franzen's 2001 novel, The Corrections.
- Turn of the Millennium