New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
 
A New York Times bestselling 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 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.

Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has imagined a world 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. Purity is the most daring and penetrating book yet by one of the major writers of our time.

Genre: Literary Fiction    Get it on Google Play

Similar Books by other authors...


Used availability for Jonathan Franzen's Purity

Hardback Editions

November 2016 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-823005-6 / 978-0-00-823005-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Purity (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-4104-8290-1 / 978-1-4104-8290-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-385-68151-8 / 978-0-385-68151-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-753276-8 / 978-0-00-753276-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-816247-6 / 978-0-00-816247-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Purity: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-374-23921-5 / 978-0-374-23921-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-4328-3745-1 / 978-1-4328-3745-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2016 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Purity (Pb a Om)
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-819251-0 / 978-0-00-819251-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2016 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-385-68153-4 / 978-0-385-68153-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


2012 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-753278-4 / 978-0-00-753278-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2016 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Purity: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-250-09710-X / 978-1-250-09710-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-250-11618-X / 978-1-250-11618-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador Paper
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-753277-6 / 978-0-00-753277-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

September 2015 : UK Audio CD
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-815455-4 / 978-0-00-815455-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Purity: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-4272-6219-5 / 978-1-4272-6219-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


September 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Purity: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Purity: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2015 : USA Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Purity: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon