From the Guardian:
It had been heralded as the novel of the century so far, but thousands of copies of Jonathan Franzen‘s Freedom face being pulped.
Speaking in London last night, the author maintained that the British printers had mistakenly published a previous draft of his text rather than the final version, and he urged fans not to read the novel until the correct version is released on Monday.
And confirmed in today’s Herald:
Tens of thousands of copies of the new novel by bestselling US author Jonathan Franzen, Freedom, have been recalled in the UK after an early draft of the book was printed by mistake, his publisher said Saturday.
Print is such an anachronism :-)