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Purity

Purity

  • Title: Purity
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  • ISBN : 9780374239213
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 563 pages


A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of FreedomYoung Pip Tyler doesn t know who she is She knows that her real name is Purity, that she s saddled with 130,000 in student debt, that she s squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother her only family is hazardous But she doesn t have a clue who her father is, wh A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of FreedomYoung Pip Tyler doesn t know who she is She knows that her real name is Purity, that she s saddled with 130,000 in student debt, that she s squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother her only family is hazardous But she doesn t have a clue who her father is, why her mother chose to live as a recluse with an invented name, or how she ll ever have a normal life Enter the Germans A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with The Sunlight Project, an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world including, Pip hopes, the secret of her origins TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to fame in the chaos following the fall of the Berlin Wall Now on the lam in Bolivia, Andreas is drawn to Pip for reasons she doesn t understand, and the intensity of her response to him upends her conventional ideas of right and wrong Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder The author of The Corrections and Freedom has imagined a world of vividly original characters Californians and East Germans, good parents and bad parents, journalists and leakers and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes Purity is the most daring and penetrating book yet by one of the major writers of our time


Author Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is the author of The Corrections, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for fiction the novels The Twenty Seventh City and Strong Motion and two works of nonfiction, How to Be Alone and The Discomfort Zone, all published by FSG His fourth novel, Freedom, was published in the fall of 2010.Franzen s other honors include a 1988 Whiting Writers Award, Granta s Best Of Young Ameri




Purity Reviews (31)

  • i don t even know what to say in this review it s a big book by a big author so there s not going to be any shortage of reviews for it, both on here and in the greater world but me, i just didn t like it and that surprised me the only other book i have read by franzen was The Corrections, and [..]

  • There is a brilliant novel buried in the some indulgent furious prose that is full of contempt for the reader I really enjoyed the brilliant novel and wished the indulgence has been excised Full review on NPR next week. [..]

  • Up till now, I ve defended Jonathan Franzen That s despite his skirmishes with Oprah and Jennifer Weiner, his curmudgeonly comments about social media and his bizarre statement about adopting an Iraqi war orphan to understand millennials.The author of The Corrections and Freedom can wr [..]

  • Yikes Almighty Ambitious.and utterly engrossing I say mostly.not with a negative slant.but because there were several times where I paused I just needed to sit and think about what was written When I had natural reading breaks driving in a car, acupuncture session, swimming, etc my thoughts were sti [..]

  • Franzen s novels now have a recognisable formula The passing of the narrative baton between several characters who collectively will tell a family history Some have said this novel is a departure from his familiar familial territory but I didn t see that at all This is another novel about a family, [..]

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