Friday September 18, 2020

In raptures over chapters

Second part of our guide to the best books of the year with Nadine O’Regan, Kevin Power and Sara Keating

13th December, 2015
8

By Jonathan Franzen

Purity ‘Pip’ Tyler is massively in debt and looking for her absent father. When world-famous internet leaker Andreas Wolf offers to help, Pip is drawn into a tentacular plot involving murder, conspiracy, a stolen nuclear weapon, hidden inheritances, some agonisingly funny sex scenes and some seriously bad mothers.

Jonathan Franzen’s masterly fifth novel is gripping, humane, perceptive, and enormously entertaining. Ignore the sceptics – this is the work...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

The Dublin actor has never been short of work from early appearances on stage with Cyril Cusack to a starring role in new Netflix series The Duchess, and he now plans to direct a short film in London starring his wife Gemma Arterton

Tanya Sweeney | 5 days ago

LinkedIn is still the go-to careers networking platform. But does all the effort and agony of self-promotion actually lead to employment?

Catherine Healy | 5 days ago

While most actors are disappointing in real life, the king of the romcom Hugh Grant – who turned 60 last week – is true to himself in his art, his career and his dealings with social media critics

Nadine O’Regan | 5 days ago