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Come and chat to award-winning author of Purity JONATHAN FRANZEN on Friday 2nd October, 12-1pm. Post your questions for him here.

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 17-Aug-15 12:18:14

We're delighted to announce that our September book of the month will be Jonathan Franzen's latest novel Purity, which is published on 1 September. We're also honoured that Franzen has agreed to join us for a webchat to discuss the book and his other novels on Friday 2 October, 12 - 2pm.

Jonathan Franzen is one of America's most acclaimed contemporary novelist and essayist. In 2001, his novel The Corrections, a sprawling, satirical family drama, won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist and won Franzen a National Book Award.

Purity is a multigenerational American epic that spans decades and continents. The story centers on a young woman named Purity Tyler, or Pip, who doesn't know who her father is and sets out to uncover his identity. It's a story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder.

Come and put your questions to Jonathan Franzen on Friday 2 October, 12-2pm

susannahmoodie Mon 17-Aug-15 12:20:52

Me please!!

Ellisisland Mon 17-Aug-15 17:22:10

Really excited for this one. Have read all of his work so can't wait to read Purity

angie95 Mon 17-Aug-15 17:58:29

Would love to read this, please.xx

reddkate Mon 17-Aug-15 19:37:09

Would love to read this!

ninnytendo Mon 17-Aug-15 19:51:59

This looks very exciting and thought provoking, I'd love to read it.

sallyc06 Tue 18-Aug-15 07:24:45

Oh yes please, I would love a copy, looks fab!!

Longtalljosie Tue 18-Aug-15 08:20:01

Oh yes please - I loved Freedom...

RickyMum Tue 18-Aug-15 09:37:52

Yes please! Looks a good read.

flapinko Tue 18-Aug-15 09:44:18

Yes please - huge JF fan

nerysw Fri 21-Aug-15 14:12:41

Looks like a good read, would love to give it a go.

aginghippy Fri 21-Aug-15 14:50:13

Another JF fan here. Fingers crossed grin

OpheliaAubergine Fri 21-Aug-15 14:51:06

Me too, just gave my details. Looking forward to reading it!

ManeEvent Fri 21-Aug-15 16:57:08

Yes please! The Corrections is my favourite novel and I have an uncorrected copy of Freedom because I couldn't bear to return it blush

POPGoesTheBandit Fri 21-Aug-15 18:38:36

yes pleasesmile!

BabyAlexander Fri 21-Aug-15 19:48:53

Ooh yes please

Corygal Fri 21-Aug-15 22:03:32

Yes! Yes! Yes! Oh please, yes. I love his stuff. He nominated a friend of mine as best upcoming writer too, so he is evidently also perfect human as well as a writer.

EnglishGirlApproximately Fri 21-Aug-15 22:11:07

At last a great book to read, haven't enjoyed anything in the last few years as much as Freedom.

ceeveebee Fri 21-Aug-15 23:52:11

Would love a copy but I don't really want to put in my full home address after recent events. Is that page secure?

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Sheezus Sun 23-Aug-15 08:55:24

Would love this, please.

stayanotherday Sun 23-Aug-15 15:29:23

Yes please, it seems interesting. I enjoy writing reviews.

iwantgin Sun 23-Aug-15 16:50:12

I've applied.

Zipitydooda Sun 23-Aug-15 17:59:09

Yes please!

BuffaloCustardbath Sun 23-Aug-15 20:25:27

Yes please!

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