Everything Is Illuminated (Popular Penguin)

Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer

Fiction

Everything Is Illuminatedis Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel of a search for truth,published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.The inspiration for the Liev Schreiber film, starring Elijah WoodA young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunately, he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to mangle English into bizarre new forms; a "blind" old man haunted by memories of the war; and an undersexed guide dog named Sammy Davis Jr, Jr. What they are looking for seems elusive -- a truth hidden behind veils of time, language and the horrors of war. What they find turns all their worlds upside down . . . 'An astonishing feat of writing- hilariously funny and deeply serious, a gripping narrative. Extraordinary'The Times'One of the most impressive novel debuts of recent years'Joyce Carol Oates, The Times Literary Supplement'A first novel of startling originality'Jay McInerney,Observer'Showy, smart. Made me laugh a lot' Susan Sontag, The Times Literary Supplement'It seems hard to believe that such a young writer can have such a deep understanding of both comedy and tragedy' Erica Wagner,The Times'A box of treasures' LA Times''Funny, life affirming, brilliant' Esquire

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Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977 and lives in Queens, New York. He is the editor of the anthology A CONVERGENCE OF BIRDS, which Hamish Hamilton will publish in 2004 alongside his second novel, THE ZELNIK MUSEUM.

General Fields

  • : 9780141037325
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : September 2008
  • : 181mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : export ed
  • : en
  • : 813.6
  • : 288
  • : Modern fiction
  • : Jonathan Safran Foer