Everything Is Illuminated is Jonathan 'safran Foer's
bestselling novel of a search for truth,published as a Penguin
Essential for the first time.
The inspiration for the Liev 'schreiber film, starring Elijah Wood
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 Timesi>
'One of the most impressive novel debuts of recent years'Joyce Carol Oates, The Times Literary 'supplementp>
'A first novel of startling originality'Jay McInerney, Observer
Made me laugh a lot' 'susan 'sontag, The Times Literary 'supplement
'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
'A box of treasures' LA Times'
'Funny, life affirming, brilliant' Esquire
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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