The Resource Everything is illuminated : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer

Everything is illuminated : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer

Label
Everything is illuminated : a novel
Title
Everything is illuminated
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Safran Foer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man - also named Jonathan Safran Foer - sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the unforgettable Alex, a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape and into an unexpected past. As their adventure unfolds, Jonathan imagines the history of his grandfather's village, conjuring a magical fable of startling symmetries that unite generations across time. Lit by passion, fear, guilt, memory, and hope, the characters in Everything Is Illuminated mine the black holes of history. As the search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, until reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power. An arresting blend of high comedy and great tragedy, this is a story about searching for people and places that no longer exist, for the hidden truths that haunt every family, and for the delicate but necessary tales that link past and future. Exuberant and wise, hysterically funny and deeply moving, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED is an astonishing debut.--
Summary
Hilarious, energetic, and profoundly touching, a debut novel follows a young writer as he travels to the farmlands of eastern Europe, where he embarks on a quest to find Augustine, the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis, and, guided by his young Ukrainian translator, he discovers an unexpected past that will resonate far into the future
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Guardian First Book Award, 2002.
  • National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, 2001.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
  • William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, Fiction category, 2003.
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(Source of description unknown)
Awards note
Guardian First Book Award, 2002.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
068945
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O38
LC item number
E84 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
880
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
000107060
Reading level
5.7.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish families
  • Grandfathers
  • Novelists
  • Young men
  • Ukraine
  • Domestic fiction
  • Americans
  • Domestic fiction
  • Grandfathers
  • Jewish families
  • Novelists
  • Young men
  • Ukraine
Target audience
adult
Label
Everything is illuminated : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48144414
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780060792176
Lccn
2001051610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48144414
Label
Everything is illuminated : a novel, Jonathan Safran Foer
Link
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
ocm48144414
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780060792176
Lccn
2001051610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48144414

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