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Purity

Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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 chose to live as a recluse with an invented name, or how she'll ever have a normal life. Enter the
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Genre/Form: Black humor
Fiction
Black humor (Literature)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 9780374239213 0374239215
OCLC Number: 905450285
Description: 563 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jonathan Franzen.

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"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 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."--Book jacket.

"A huge-canvased novel about identity, the internet, sexual politics, and love from the author of Freedom and The Corrections"--

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