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Here I Am

Here I Am

Author: Jonathan Safran Foer

Pages: 592

Edition: Hardcover

List Price: $28

Published: Sep, 2016

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

ISBN: 9780374280024

Highest rank: #7 on 10th, Sep 2016

First entered: 10th, Sep 2016

Number of weeks: 6

Book Summary

Instant New York Times Bestseller

Dazzling . . . A profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world.” ―Maureen Corrigan, NPR’sFresh Air”
In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking 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 Bloch 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 meaning of home―and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers 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 novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.

Authors


Jonathan Safran Foer

Name: Jonathan Safran Foer

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

About the author:

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of two bestselling, award-winning novels, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a bestselling work of nonfiction, Eating Animals. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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