The Resource Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen

Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen

Label
Purity : a novel
Title
Purity
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Franzen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Struggling with identity issues and student loans as the daughter of a mother who hides a mysterious past, Pip takes an internship with an illicit activist group and falls for its charismatic fugitive leader
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430740
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franzen, Jonathan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print Basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Large type books
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910858439
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
983 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482907
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015028135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910858439
Label
Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910858439
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
983 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482907
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015028135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910858439

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
    • Howson BranchBorrow it
      2500 Exposition Blvd., Austin, TX, 78703, US
      30.2982508 -97.7675915
    • Old Quarry Branch Borrow it
      7051 Village Center Dr., Austin, TX, 78731, US
      30.3529975 -97.7551561
    • Twin Oaks Branch Borrow it
      1800 S. Fifth St., Austin, TX, 78704, US
      30.2486884 -97.76239749999999
    • Yarborough BranchBorrow it
      2200 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX, 78756, US
      30.3234684 -97.74072129999999
Processing Feedback ...