Tree of Codes

Tree of Codes

3.85 (3,659 ratings by Goodreads)
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Tree of Codes is a haunting new story by best-selling American writer, Jonathan Safran Foer. With a different die-cut on every page, Tree of Codes explores previously unchartered literary territory. Initially deemed impossible to make, the book is a first ? as much a sculptural object as it is a work of masterful storytelling. Tree of Codes is the story of an enormous last day of life ? as one character's life is chased to extinction, Foer multi-layers the story with immense, anxious, at times disorientating imagery, crossing both a sense of time and place, making the story of one person’s last day everyone’s story. Inspired to exhume a new story from an existing text, Jonathan Safran Foer has taken his "favorite" book, The Street of Crocodiles by Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz, and used it as a canvas, cutting into and out of the pages, to arrive at an original new story told in Jonathan Safran Foer's own acclaimed voice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 285 pages
  • 131 x 213 x 25.4mm | 327g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • w. numerous die-cuttings
  • 0956569218
  • 9780956569219
  • 39,851

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"[A]n extraordinary journey that activates the layers of time and space involved in the handling of a book and its heap of words. Jonathan Safran Foer deftly deploys sculptural means to craft a truly compelling story. In our world of screens, he welds narrative, materiality, and our reading experience into a book that remembers it actually has a body." -- Olafur Eliasson, artist
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About Jonathan Safran Foer

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.
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2 7% (243)
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