Jonathan Franzen

Oct 19, 2015  -  De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102, Amsterdam

Jonathan Franzen has returned to the John Adams Institute with an impressive new novel about youthful idealism, fidelity, identity and secrets. Purity (in publisher Prometheus’ Dutch translation: Zuiverheid) is the story of a young girl named Pip (born Purity) Tyler who goes in search of her unknown father.

Written with “conversational, enormously intelligent prose that wears its subtlety and precision lightly,” according to a review of a pre-publication of Purity by The Guardian, the novel takes the reader from California to Bolivia and Germany, following a cast of vividly original characters.

Jonathan Franzen also visited the John Adams in 2010, 2006 and 2002.

Moderator: Pieter van den Blink

In collaboration with: Prometheus publishers, HAFF, American Embassy The Hague, AEGON, CSC Netherlands