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Everything is illuminated: a novel

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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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ISBN:
9780060792176
9781419326769
9780547523781
9780618173877
9780060529703
UPC:
807897025822
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.7, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
880L
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Full title everything is illuminated
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Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 23:36:46PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-27 01:38:09AM

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"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
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.
"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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subject_facet Americans -- Ukraine -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Grandfathers -- Fiction, Novelists -- Fiction, Ukraine -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Ukraine -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
title_display Everything is illuminated : a novel
title_full Everything Is Illuminated, Everything is illuminated : a novel / Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is illuminated [sound recording] / by Jonathan Safran Foer
title_short Everything is illuminated :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Americans, Audiobooks, Fiction, Grandfathers, Literature, Novelists, World War, 1939-1945, Young men
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