Coverart for item
The Resource Here I am : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer

Here I am : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer

Label
Here I am : a novel
Title
Here I am
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Safran Foer
Creator
Author
Subject
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. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O38
LC item number
H47 2016
Literary form
fiction
Label
Here I am : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944014180
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9780374280024
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016007096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944014180
Label
Here I am : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944014180
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9780374280024
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016007096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944014180

Library Locations

    • Canton Public LibraryBorrow it
      786 Washington Street, Canton, MA, 02021, US
      42.158579 -71.145156
Processing Feedback ...