Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA National Book Award-winning AuthorPip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that with $130,000 in student debt she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother is hazardous. She hasn't a clue who her father is, or why her mother lives as a recluse with an invented name. Then 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.
'Dazzling' Guardian 'Furiously funny' Telegraph 'Superbly readable, it is the work of a novelist at the height of his powers ... This new work by an American master of realism has novelistic pleasures in abundance' Sunday Times 'Purity makes the most compelling reading, and Franzen reveals himself here to be even more a master than ever' Evening Standard 'It has kept me up every night for a week, and now that I'm done, I'll miss its wit, its messed-up characters and its emotional complexity' Financial Times 'Franzen's most fleet-footed, least self-conscious and most intimate novel yet ... Franzen has added a new octave to his voice' New York Times
Jonathan Franzen is the author of four other novels, most recently The Corrections and Freedom, and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away and The Kraus Project. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Kunste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.