Purity: A Novel

Purity: A Novel

Jonathan Franzen

A magnum opus for our morally complicated instances from the writer of Freedom

Young Pip Tyler does not understand who she is. She is familiar with that her genuine identify is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in pupil debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her dating along with her mother--her merely family--is damaging. yet she does not have a clue who her father is, why her mom selected to dwell as a recluse with an invented identify, or how she'll ever have a typical life.

Enter the Germans. A glancing come upon with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South the US with the daylight venture, a firm that traffics in all of the secrets and techniques of the world--including, Pip hopes, the key of her origins. TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to popularity within the chaos following the autumn of the Berlin Wall. Now at the lam in Bolivia, Andreas is interested in Pip for purposes she does not comprehend, and the depth of her reaction to him upends her traditional rules of correct and wrong.

Purity is a grand tale of younger idealism, severe constancy, and homicide. the writer of The Corrections and Freedom has imagined an international of vividly unique characters--Californians and East Germans, stable mom and dad and undesirable mom and dad, reporters and leakers--and he follows their intertwining paths via landscapes as modern because the omnipresent net and as old because the conflict among the sexes. Purity is the main bold and penetrating publication but by way of one of many significant writers of our time.

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