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The Resource Everything is illuminated : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer

Everything is illuminated : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer

Label
Everything is illuminated : a novel
Title
Everything is illuminated
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Safran Foer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Jonathan Safran Foer's debut??-??"a funny, moving...deeply felt novel about the dangers of confronting the past and the redemption that comes with laughing at it, even when that seems all but impossible." (Time) With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man??-??also named Jonathan Safran Foer??-??sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the unforgettable Alex, a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape and into an unexpected past. As their adventure unfolds, Jonathan imagines the history of his grandfather's village, conjuring a magical fable of startling symmetries that unite generations across time. As his search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, until reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power. "Imagine a novel as verbally cunning as A Clockwork Orange, as harrowing as The Painted Bird, as exuberant and twee as Candide, and you have Everything Is Illuminated . . . Read it, and you'll feel altered, chastened??-??seared in the fire of something new." ??-?? Washington Post "A rambunctious tour de force of inventive and intelligent storytelling . . . Foer can place his reader's hand on the heart of human experience, the transcendent beauty of human connections. Read, you can feel the life beating." ??-?? Philadelphia Inquirer
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1977-
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Foer, Jonathan Safran
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish families
  • Grandfathers
  • Novelists
  • Young men
  • Ukraine
Target audience
adult
Label
Everything is illuminated : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
61395428
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780060792176
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Everything is illuminated : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
61395428
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780060792176
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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