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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Lit by passion, fear, guilt, memory, and hope, the characters in Everything Is Illuminated mine the black holes of history. As the search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, until reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power. An arresting blend of high comedy and great tragedy, this is a story about searching for people and places that no longer exist, for the hidden truths that haunt every family, and for the delicate but necessary tales that link past and future. Exuberant and wise, hysterically funny and deeply moving, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED is an astonishing debut.--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O38
LC item number
E84 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish families
  • Grandfathers
  • Novelists
  • Young men
  • Domestic fiction
  • Ukraine
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
48144414
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780618173877
Lccn
2001051610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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
48144414
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780618173877
Lccn
2001051610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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