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Purity - Jonathan Franzen
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 has always concealed her own real name, or how she can ever have a normal life. Enter the Germans. A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with The Sunlight Project, an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world--including, Pip hopes, the secret of her origins. TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to fame in the chaos following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now on the lam in Bolivia, Andreas is drawn to Pip for reasons she doesn't understand, and the intensity of her response to him upends her conventional ideas of right and wrong. Purity is a dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder

The Heights Bar

15th Floor, St George Hotel , Langham Place, Regent Street, W1B 2QS · London

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We welcome new members!

The group focuses on contemporary literary fiction. If you enjoy discussing modern and contemporary literary fiction then this is the book club for you.

We like to have lazy Sunday afternoon discussions of the book. Typically we meet every fourth or fifth Sunday of the month, between 3 and 5 pm and go for a bite to eat afterwards.

Where: We normally meet at the Heights Bar, which is close to Oxford Circus tube station. Sometimes we tend to have a picnic as well.

When: 4th or 5th Sunday of the month 3pm until we are talked out.

Book choice: Literary fiction

The meetup is free to attend, however when at a commercial location serving food we ask that you purchase at minimum a drink to patronise the business (please do not bring in food to a food establishment or we may be expelled).

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Please RSVP yes, only if you have every intention of attending. It is courteous to let me know if your circumstances change after RSVP'ing yes. It takes a lot of time and energy to organize this. Be considerate to the members who attend and update your RSVP's.

We understand the things come up in our busy lives. What we ask is that you kindly change your RSVP with advance notice (latest the day before) so that others on the waiting list may attend. We do track 'no shows' and will remove members fail to follow this RSVP etiquette. After three no shows we will remove you from the group.

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