Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is a novelist and essayist whose books include Strong Motion, The Corrections, Freedom, and How To Be Alone. He writes frequently for The New Yorker. Bird watcher.

 

"'So, what, you got cigarette burns, too?' Gitanes said.

Chip showed his palm, 'It's nothing.'

'Self-inflicted. You pathetic American.'

'Different kind of prison,' Chip said."

- Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections