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Purity

Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015. ©2015
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Black humor (Literature)
Large type books
Psychological fiction
Black humor
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 9781410482907 1410482901
OCLC Number: 910858439
Description: 983 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print basic series.
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.

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