Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close | Open LibraryJonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
With the publication of his first novel, Jonathan Safran Foer became a certified literary wunderkind at the age of The assured and hilarious prose of Everything Is Illuminated tells the story of a young man's search for the woman who saved his grandfather from the Holocaust. Foer's new novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly, is the story of Oskar, a precocious nine-year-old who is searching for the lock that fits the mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Francine Prose is the author of many highly acclaimed works of fiction, essays, and short stories, including the National Book Award Finalist Blue Angel. Known as a satirist in the tradition of Swift, Prose creates a fictional world of absurd situations and sardonic humor, intelligence, compassion, and grief.
A new novel by the author of Everything Is Illuminated introduces Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center bombing who searches the city for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind. Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. What he discovers is solace in that most human quality, imagination. Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist, correspondent with Stephen Hawking and Ringo Starr. He is nine years old.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
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Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated , wowed critics on its way to winning several literary prizes, including Book of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times. It has been published in 24 countries and will soon be a major motion picture. Foer's talent continues to shine in this sometimes hilarious and always heartfelt follow-up. Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is a precocious Francophile who idolizes Stephen Hawking and plays the tambourine extremely well. He's also a boy struggling to come to terms with his father's death in the World Trade Center attacks.