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Franzen's Latest Novel: An Ambitious But Tarnished 'Purity'

September 2nd, 2015

Episode 225 of 550 episodes

Jonathan Franzen weaves together a cavalcade of stories and characters in his latest novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that despite its breadth, Purity fails to "emotionally move the reader."

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