Everything is Illuminated

Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer

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'An astonishing feat' - "The Times". 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.

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Winner of Guardian First Book Award 2002.

Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977 and lives in Queens, New York. He is the editor of the anthology A CONVERGENCE OF BIRDS, which Hamish Hamilton will publish in 2004 alongside his second novel, THE ZELNIK MUSEUM.

General Fields

  • : 9780141008257
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : March 2003
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813.6
  • : 288
  • : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • : Paperback
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