Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Apr 1, 2003 - Fiction - 288 pages
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With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man -- also named Jonathan Safran Foer -- sets out to find the woman who may or may 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.

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Unique, worthwhile read. I'm not a fan of some of his writing techniques. He definitely stands out from other authors. Some of you will either love it or, as most of my class felt, some of you will ... Read full review

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It's ironic and frustrating, funny and heart-wrenching at the same time. It does make you impatient at times - surprisingly, not in those sections that require you to become a translator yourself. I really recommend it. Read full review

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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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