Purity
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Contributors:
Lamia, Jenna, narrator.
Baker, Dylan, narrator.
Petkoff, Robert, narrator.
Published:
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2015].
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
20 audio discs (approximately 25 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Description

A 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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781427262196 :, 1427262195
UPC:
9781427262196

Notes

General Note
Compact discs.
General Note
Duration: 25:00:00.
General Note
Includes a bonus conversation with the author.
Creation/Production Credits
Produced by Laura Wilson.
Participants/Performers
Read by Jenna Lamia, Dylan Baker, and Robert Petkoff.
Description
"A 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 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 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 dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has created yet another cast 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. Jonathan Franzen is a major author of our time, and Purity is his edgiest and most searching book yet"--,Provided by publisher.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Franzen, J., Lamia, J., Baker, D., & Petkoff, R. (2015). Purity. Unabridged. New York, NY: Macmillan Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jonathan, Franzen et al.. 2015. Purity. New York, NY: Macmillan Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jonathan, Franzen et al., Purity. New York, NY: Macmillan Audio, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Franzen, Jonathan,, Jenna Lamia, Dylan Baker, and Robert Petkoff. Purity. Unabridged. New York, NY: Macmillan Audio, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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