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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 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"--
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Franzen, Jonathan
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
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  • Young women
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
Transposition and arrangement
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Label
Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/323/000000000011323842.jpg
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Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 25:00:00
  • Includes a bonus conversation with the author
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1616691
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
20 audio discs (approximately 25 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427262196
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1616691
  • (Sirsi) 1616691
  • (OCoLC)910571562
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Purity : a novel, Jonathan Franzen
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/323/000000000011323842.jpg
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 25:00:00
  • Includes a bonus conversation with the author
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1616691
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
20 audio discs (approximately 25 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427262196
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1616691
  • (Sirsi) 1616691
  • (OCoLC)910571562
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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