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The Resource Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen

Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen

Label
Purity : a novel
Title
Purity
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Franzen
Creator
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"--
  • "A huge-canvased novel about identity, the internet, sexual politics, and love from the author of Freedom and The Corrections"--
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.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2015.
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430740
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franzen, Jonathan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.R352
LC item number
P87 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen
Link
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374710743
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9b2e1a1c-d04b-408d-b973-99b72f94fb49
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2029756
  • (OCoLC)906032408
  • (OCoLC)ocn906032408
  • 2029756
Label
Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374710743
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9b2e1a1c-d04b-408d-b973-99b72f94fb49
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2029756
  • (OCoLC)906032408
  • (OCoLC)ocn906032408
  • 2029756

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