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The Resource Extremely loud & incredibly close, Jonathan Safran Foer, (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Extremely loud & incredibly close, Jonathan Safran Foer, (Axis 360 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
A new novel by the author of Everything Is Illuminated introduces Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center bombing who searches the city for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind. 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
TAP
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1977-
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Foer, Jonathan Safran
Dewey number
  • 813.6
  • 813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Baker & Taylor Axis 360
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  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Fathers and sons
  • Father-son relationship
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Extremely loud & incredibly close, Jonathan Safran Foer, (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547416212
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Note
Global Done
Other physical details
ill.
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0009204532
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)729591918
System details
  • Also available in a compatible format for the Kindle device
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (Adobe EPUB file size: 12870 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Extremely loud & incredibly close, Jonathan Safran Foer, (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547416212
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Global Done
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0009204532
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)729591918
System details
  • Also available in a compatible format for the Kindle device
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (Adobe EPUB file size: 12870 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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