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

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

Label
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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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
Summary
Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
132145
Cataloging source
TAP
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Extremely loud & incredibly close, Jonathan Safran Foer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B940E5CA-F4EC-45CD-837D-F1136040C512
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Publication
Control code
ocn729591918
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547416212
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B940E5CA-F4EC-45CD-837D-F1136040C512
System control number
(OCoLC)729591918
Label
Extremely loud & incredibly close, Jonathan Safran Foer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B940E5CA-F4EC-45CD-837D-F1136040C512
Publication
Control code
ocn729591918
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547416212
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B940E5CA-F4EC-45CD-837D-F1136040C512
System control number
(OCoLC)729591918

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