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Franzen's backing boosts Christina Stead's book sales

15th July 2010

Jonathan Franzen's endorsement of little-known Australian author Christina Stead has put the writer in the spotlight - and boosted her book sales dramatically.

According to the Guardian, Franzen's rave review of Stead's The Man Who Loved Children has made the book's publisher reprint the novel in the US.

The review, which was published in the New York Times, has sent shockwaves over the Atlantic and a number of independent booksellers are expected to start promoting the reprinted book later this summer, the paper states.

Franzen said that the 70-year-old masterpiece contains prose that 'ranges from good to fabulously good - is lyrical in the true sense, every observation and description bursting with feeling, meaning, subjectivity'.

He added that 'the book operates at a pitch of psychological violence that makes Revolutionary Road look like [a US sitcom]'.

Franzen is behind a number of bestselling novels, including The Corrections, Strong Motion and The Discomfort Zone.

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