Jonathan Franzen’s FREEDOM Recalled in UK


If you have a copy of the UK version of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, you might want to check it for errors. A mistake by the book’s typesetters resulted in the wrong version being printed in Britain.

Over 8,000 copies of the faulty version of Freedom have been sold with typographical errors. According to the Guardian, the UK edition “is based on an early draft manuscript, and contains hundreds of mistakes in spelling, grammar and characterization.”

As a result, HarperCollins is offering to exchange the faulty copies “via bookshops or pre-paid post. The new version is being rushed through the printers over the weekend and will be available early next week.” They’ve even set up a hotline to answers questions regarding the recall.

Freedom has been called “a masterpiece of American fiction” by the New York Times and was recently selected by Oprah for her book club.

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