The critically acclaimed second novel from the author of `The Corrections'. `Strong Motion' is the brilliant, bold second novel from the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of `The Corrections' and `Freedom'. Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of strange happenings - earthquakes strike the city, and the first one kills his grandmother. During a bitter feud over the inheritance Louis falls in love with Renée Seitchek, a passionate and brilliant seismologist, whose discoveries about the origin of the earthquakes complicate everything. Potent and vivid, `Strong Motion' is a complex story of change from the forceful imagination of Jonathan Franzen.