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    DescriptionJonathan 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. And he is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. His mission is to find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. An inspired innocent, Oskar is alternately endearing, exasperating, and hilarious as he careens from Central Park to Coney Island to Harlem on his search. Along the way he is always dreaming up inventions to keep those he loves safe from harm. What about a birdseed shirt to let you fly away? What if you could actually hear everyone's heartbeat? His goal is hopeful, but the past speaks a loud warning in stories of those who've lost loved ones before. As Oskar roams New York, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity who are all survivors in their own way. He befriends a 103-year-old war reporter, a tour guide who never leaves the Empire State Building, and lovers enraptured or scorned. Ultimately, Oskar ends his journey where it began, at his father's grave. But now he is accompanied by the silent stranger who has been renting the spare room of his grandmother's apartment. They are there to dig up his father's empty coffin.


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    Title
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Safran Foer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 326
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618329700
    ISBN 10: 0618329706
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDATL, CULT/NRTHES, GEOG/NEWYRK
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/NYNEWY
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3606.O38 E97 2005
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Publication date
    04 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
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