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The Twenty-Seventh City
The Twenty-Seventh City
Author: Jonathan Franzen
St. Louis, Missouri, is a quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief: a charismatic young woman from Bombay, India, named S. Jammu. No sooner has Jammu been installed, though, than the city's leading citizens become embroiled in an all-pervasive political conspiracy. 
ISBN-13: 9780312420147
ISBN-10: 0312420145
Publication Date: 9/8/2001
Pages: 528
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Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
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I live in St Louis, and I find all the references to streets and places tedious. I've tried to read it several times but I keep getting bored and irritated with the protagonists.
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I couldn't put it down once i started reading it.