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The Resource Purity, Jonathan Franzen

Purity, Jonathan Franzen

Label
Purity
Title
Purity
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Franzen
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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
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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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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430740
Cataloging source
DLC
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Franzen, Jonathan
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
general
Label
Purity, Jonathan Franzen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
983 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482907
Lccn
2015028135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910858439
Label
Purity, Jonathan Franzen
Publication
Note
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
983 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482907
Lccn
2015028135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910858439

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