Everything Is Illuminated i> is Jonathan 'safran Foer's
bestselling novel of a search for truth,published as a Penguin
Essential for the first time. b>
for the Liev 'schreiber film, starring Elijah Wood b>
b>A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his
hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty
years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunately, he is
aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to
mangle English into bizarre new forms; a blind old man haunted by
memories of the war; and an undersexed guide dog named 'sammy Davis
Jr, Jr. What they are looking for seems elusive -- a truth hidden
behind veils of time, language and the horrors of war.
What they find turns all their worlds upside down . . .
'An astonishing feat of writing :hilariously funny and
deeply serious, a gripping narrative. Extraordinary'The Times
'One of the most impressive novel debuts of recent
years'Joyce Carol Oates, The Times Literary 'supplement i>
'A first novel of startling originality'Jay McInerney,
Observer i> p>
Made me laugh a lot' 'susan 'sontag, The Times Literary
'supplement i> p>
' i>It seems hard to believe that such a
young writer can have such a deep understanding of both comedy and
tragedy' Erica Wagner, The Times i> p>
'A box of treasures'
LA Times' i> p>
'Funny, life affirming, brilliant'
Esquire i> p>
Jonathan 'safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the editor of A
Convergence of Birds, and his stories have been published in The Paris
Review and The New Yorker. This is his first novel, which appeared on
Best Books of 2002 lists internationally, won several literary prizes,
including the National Jewish Book Award and The Guardian First Book
Award, and has been published in twenty-four countries.
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