Jonathan Safran Foer confronts the trauma of 9/11 through the story of a nine year old boy on an urgent secret mission. This book is tender, humorous and ultimately healing.
A New York Times Bestseller • Named A Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post Book World, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Rocky Mountain News
Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts of an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.
About the Author
JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER is the author of the novels Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a work of nonfiction, Eating Animals. His books have won numerous awards and have been translated into 36 languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
“Energetic, inventive, and ambitious…an uplifting myth born of the sorrows of 9/11.”—Boston Sunday Globe
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a miracle, a daybreak, a man on the moon. It’s so impeccably imagined, so courageously executed, so everlastingly moving and fine.”—Baltimore Sun
“A funny, wise, deeply compassionate novel that will renew readers’ faith that the right book at the right time still has the power to change the world.”—O, The Oprah Magazine