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.
Moderator: Pieter van den Blink
In collaboration with: Prometheus publishers, HAFF, American Embassy The Hague, AEGON, CSC Netherlands
Watch Jonathan Franzen discuss his book at De Rode Hoed.