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  • Published: 29 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141909882
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Everything is Illuminated




Everything Is Illuminated was winner of the Guardian Book of the Year and won the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction 2002.

"An astonishing feat" THE TIMES

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.

  • Published: 29 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141909882
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the editor of the anthology A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell, and his stories have been published in the Paris Review, Conjunctions and the New Yorker. Everything Is Illuminated, his first novel, won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2002.

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