The wildly inventive and powerfully moving novel, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Eating Animals and Here I Am. He has also edited a new modern edition of the sacred Jewish Haggadah. Everything Is Illuminated won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. He edited 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. Jonathan Safran Foer teaches Creative Writing at New York University.
Beautiful prose, moving exceptional writing * Independent on Sunday
An aesthetically impressive artefact ... a work of considerable ambition which pulsates with dazzling ideas and intelligent writing * Times Literary Supplement *
Utterly engaging, beautifully realised. From the very page it is a hugely involving read ... a heartbreaker: tragic, funny, intensely moving * Spectator *