Picador USA, 9781250097101, 608pp.
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
A magnum opus for our morally complex times, from The New York Times Bestselling 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. It takes a seemingly chance encounter with two visitors from Germany to send Pip and the reader on a journey of discovery that ranges from Stasi-era East Berlin to a rainforest in Bolivia; and from the ancient war between the sexes to the present-day bewilderments of the Internet. Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder the most daring and penetrating book yet by one of the major writers of our time.