''Literature/{{Freedom}}'' is a 2010 novel by JonathanFranzen. It tells the story of Patty and Walter Berglund, the parents of a liberal, nuclear Midwestern family that appears to be happy and normal... until their teenaged son, Joey, decides to move out of their home and in with the Republican neighbors.


!! ''Freedom'' Contains Examples Of:

* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Berglunds
* [[ShowWithinAShow Book Within A Book]]: Patty's autobiography, ''Mistakes Were Made.''
* {{Doorstopper}}
* DysfunctionJunction
* TakeThat: To Ian [=McEwan=]'s "Atonement."
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Freedom'' is considered a "cousin" to Franzen's 2001 novel, ''Literature/TheCorrections.''
* TurnOfTheMillennium