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The Resource Purity, Jonathan Franzen

Purity, Jonathan Franzen

Label
Purity
Title
Purity
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Franzen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom Young 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 has always concealed her own real name, or how she can 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 dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has created yet another cast 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. Jonathan Franzen is a major author of our time, and Purity is his edgiest and most searching book yet"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Struggling with identity issues and student loans as the daughter of a mother who hides a mysterious past, Pip takes an internship with an illicit activist group and falls for its charismatic fugitive leader
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Storyline
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Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430740
Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franzen, Jonathan
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mother and child
  • Parenting
  • Identity (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
Purity, Jonathan Franzen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
563 pages
Isbn
9780374239213
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015010131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Purity, Jonathan Franzen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
563 pages
Isbn
9780374239213
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015010131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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