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Purity

(2015)
A novel by

 
A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author ofFreedom.

Purity Tyler, known to all as Pip, is an outspoken, forthright young woman struggling to make a life for herself. She sleeps in an rickety commune in Oakland. She's in love with an unavailable older man and is saddled with staggering college debt. She has a crazy mother and doesn't know who her father is. A chance encounter leads her to an internship in South America with the world-famous Sunlight Project, the president of which is Andreas Wolf, a charismatic genius who grew up privileged but disaffected in the German Democratic Republic. Like numerous women before her, she becomes obsessed with Andreas, and they have an intense, unsettling relationship. Eventually, he finds her work back in the United States.
What lies underneath is a wild tale of hidden identities, secret wealth, neurotic fidelity, sociopathy, and murder. The truth of Pip's parentage lies at the centre of this maelstrom, but before it is resolved Franzen takes us from the rain-drenched forests of northern California, to paranoid East Berlin before the fall of the Wall, to the paradisiacal mountain valleys of Bolivia, exposing us to the vagaries of radical politics, the problematic seductions of the internet, and the no-holds-barred war between the sexes. Featuring an unforgettable cast of inimitable Franzenian characters, Purity is deeply troubling, richly moving, and hilarious.

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
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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 : 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
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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
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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 Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Purity Intl Edition
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-250-11618-X / 978-1-250-11618-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador Paper
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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
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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
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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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