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The Resource Here I am, Jonathan Safran Foer, (electronic resource)

Here I am, Jonathan Safran Foer, (electronic resource)

Label
Here I am
Title
Here I am
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Safran Foer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A monumental new novel from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, "Here I am." How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others'? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel in eleven years?a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home?and the fundamental question of how much life one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers and critics loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer's most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer's stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a mature novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers of his generation
Summary
A tale told over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C traces the fracturing of a family in crisis when the three sons of Jacob and Julia confront the paradoxes between the lives they think they want and the lives they are actually living
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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10524466
Cataloging source
B@L
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1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O38
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Dysfunctional families
  • Earthquakes
Target audience
adult
Label
Here I am, Jonathan Safran Foer, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374712501
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
37af0d8b-5aa5-4760-b1da-a192a33b092d
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 2191848
  • (OCoLC)957346354
  • (OCoLC)ocn957346354
  • 2191848
Label
Here I am, Jonathan Safran Foer, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374712501
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
37af0d8b-5aa5-4760-b1da-a192a33b092d
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 2191848
  • (OCoLC)957346354
  • (OCoLC)ocn957346354
  • 2191848

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