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Purity

(2015)
A novel by

 
A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom and The Corrections. Includes an interview with the author.

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 organisation 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.

Jonathan Franzen's 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
 
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Used availability for Jonathan Franzen's Purity


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Hardback Editions

November 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
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September 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-753276-8 / 978-0-00-753276-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-385-68151-8 / 978-0-385-68151-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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September 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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   

Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-4328-3745-1 / 978-1-4328-3745-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-385-68153-4 / 978-0-385-68153-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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August 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-753278-4 / 978-0-00-753278-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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   

August 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Purity: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-250-09710-X / 978-1-250-09710-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-250-11618-X / 978-1-250-11618-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Purity: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-4272-6219-5 / 978-1-4272-6219-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Purity: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Purity
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Purity: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   


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