"New York Times" bestseller
A Best Book of the Year
"Los Angeles Times," "Washington Post Book World," "Chicago Tribune," "St. Louis Post-Dispatch," "Rocky Mountain News"
"Energetic, inventive, and ambitious . . . an uplifting myth born of the sorrows of 9/11." --"Boston Globe"
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.
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 11. 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 is a miracle, a daybreak, a man on the moon. It's so impeccably imagined, so courageously executed, so everlastingly moving and fine." --"Baltimore Sun"
"Foer is definitely a new sort of literary warrior -- virtuosic, visionary, ingenious, hilarious, heartbreaking. He brings an astonishing array of firepower to the page." --"Village Voice"
JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER is the author of the novels "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," and a work of nonfiction, "Eating Animals." His books have won numerous awards and have been translated into 36 languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.show more