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I still return to JD Salinger's Franny and Zooey when I'm in need of reminding how brilliant writing can be. A novella in two parts, it documents a crisis undergone by the undergraduate Franny and her brother's response to it. It's witty and clever and the dialogue leaps off the page. The best writer about children, teenagers and young adults.

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Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger

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.

About the Author

J D Salinger was born in 1919. 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 some 65 million copies. It was followed by three other books of short stories and novellas, the most recent of which was published in 1963. He died in January 2010.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th March 2010

Author

J. D. Salinger

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salinger.org/

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780241950449

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