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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
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 audiobook yet by one of the major writers of our time. Includes a bonus conversation with the author
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franzen, Jonathan
Credits note
Produced by Laura Wilson
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3556.R352
LC item number
P87 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jenna Lamia, Dylan Baker, and Robert Petkoff
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lamia, Jenna
  • Baker, Dylan
  • Petkoff, Robert
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Young women
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a bonus conversation with the author
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (24 hr., 59 min., 59 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427262202
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
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524c629d-b61c-41bc-b85e-6968eefa4c22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919726462
  • (OCoLC)ocn919726462
  • 1183954
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen
Link
Publication
Note
Includes a bonus conversation with the author
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (24 hr., 59 min., 59 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427262202
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
524c629d-b61c-41bc-b85e-6968eefa4c22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919726462
  • (OCoLC)ocn919726462
  • 1183954
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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