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The Resource Extremely loud & incredibly close, Jonathan Safran Foer, (Hoopla electronic resource)

Extremely loud & incredibly close, Jonathan Safran Foer, (Hoopla electronic resource)

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Extremely loud & incredibly close
Title
Extremely loud & incredibly close
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Safran Foer
Title variation
Extremely loud and incredibly close
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. What he discovers is solace in that most human quality, imagination. Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist, correspondent with Stephen Hawking and Ringo Starr. He is nine years old. And he is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. His mission is to find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. An inspired innocent, Oskar is alternately endearing, exasperating, and hilarious as he careens from Central Park to Coney Island to Harlem on his search. Along the way he is always dreaming up inventions to keep those he loves safe from harm. What about a birdseed shirt to let you fly away? What if you could actually hear everyone's heartbeat? His goal is hopeful, but the past speaks a loud warning in stories of those who've lost loved ones before. As Oskar roams New York, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity who are all survivors in their own way. He befriends a 103-year-old war reporter, a tour guide who never leaves the Empire State Building, and lovers enraptured or scorned. Ultimately, Oskar ends his journey where it began, at his father's grave. But now he is accompanied by the silent stranger who has been renting the spare room of his grandmother's apartment. They are there to dig up his father's empty coffin
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1977-
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Foer, Jonathan Safran
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Fathers and sons
  • Electronic books
  • New York (N.Y.)
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adult
Label
Extremely loud & incredibly close, Jonathan Safran Foer, (Hoopla electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547416212
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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12324768
Publisher number
MWT12324768
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Extremely loud & incredibly close, Jonathan Safran Foer, (Hoopla electronic resource)
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547416212
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12324768
Publisher number
MWT12324768
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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