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Purity : a novel / Jonathan Franzen.

Franzen, Jonathan. (Author).
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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.

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1 current hold with 7 total copies.

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Abington Community Library FICTION FRANZEN (Text) 50687011388629 Stacks Available -
Albright Memorial Library FICTION FRANZEN (Text) 50686014874015 Stacks Available -
Albright Memorial Library FICTION FRANZEN (Text) 50686014902675 Stacks Available -
Dalton Community Library FICTION FRANZEN (Text) 50689010388378 Stacks Available -
Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library FICTION FRANZEN (Text) 50686014897396 Main Floor Available -
Taylor Community Library FICTION FRANZEN (Text) 50692010745878 Stacks Available -
Valley Community Library FICTION FRANZEN (Text) 50690011029938 Stacks Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374239213 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0374239215 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 563 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

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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.
Subject: WikiLeaks (Organization) > Fiction.
Young women > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Government, Resistance to > Fiction.
Official secrets > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Bolivia > Fiction.
Genre: Black humor.
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