Everything Is Illuminated

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Mariner Books Classics
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5.2 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds

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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 thirty-six languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

"Not since Anthony Burgess's novel 'A Clockwork Orange' has the English language been simultaneously mauled and energized with such brilliance and such brio." -- Francine Prose, New York Times Book Review New York Times Book Review Notable Book

"Read it, and you'll feel altered, chastened -- seared in the fire of something new." -- Washington Post The Washington Post

"Comedy and pathos are braided together with extraordinary skill in a haunting debut. . .riveting intensity and originality." (Starred) Kirkus Reviews

"A certified wunderkind at 25 . . .a funny, moving...deeply felt novel about the dangers of confronting the past and the redemption that comes with laughing at it, even when that seems all but impossible." -- Time Time Magazine

"It's wonderful to think that the very young Jonathan Safran Foer...can be writing so well and with such lofty aspriation. It will be wonderful if he writes many more books." -- Adam Begley, The New York Observer Observer

"A book that illuminates so much with such odd and original beauty." -- Daniel Mendelsohn, New York New York Magazine

[A] dazzling literary high-wire act . . . brilliant . . . The payoff is extraordinary: a fearless, acrobatic, ultimately haunting effort" -- Janet Maslin, New York Times The New York Times

"[An] enormously impressive first novel . . . Everything is illuminated, indeed, by this talented artist's furious, glorious starburst of prose." -- Dan Cryer, Newsday (New York) Newsday

"Maybe two or three times in a lifetime, a book transcends its genre to become experience. Everything Is Illuminated is an event of this order." -- Dorothea Strauss, Baltimore Sun About.com

"A zestfully imagined novel of wonders both magical and mundane. . .He will win your admiration, and he will break your heart."--Joyce Carol Oates

"Extraordinarily gifted. . .this young man also happens to possess something approaching wisdom. Don't just check him out. Read him."--Russell Banks

"It is one of the best novels I've ever been fortunate enough to hold in my hands."--Dale Peck

"One of the most impressive first novels in a long time . . .this book is, as its name implies, brilliant." -- Adrienne Miller, Esquire

"Madcap virtuosity...takes big risks but reaps big rewards, affirming the human spirit in such profoundly triumphant fashion...."--Don McCleese, MSNBC.com

"J.S. Foer's Everything Is Illuminated is a novel intricate in structure, fantastical in its story, and irreverent in 100 different ways."--Nathan Englander

"A writer of magnificent energy and obvious talent." -- Newark Star-Ledger

"Everything Is Illuminated is often brilliant." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"[A] stunning debut . . . So put off your plans to write the next Great American Novel--Foer's beaten you to it." -- Maxim

"Without a doubt, Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel, Everything Is Illuminated, establishes him as one of the best young novelists around . . . A generosity of vision that is one of the true marks of a great writer." -- Time Out (New York)

"Have you ever found, after finishing a completely awesome book, that you have so many competing impulses about what to do next that you become frozen by excitement? That is how I feel right now. One thing I want to do. . .is tell every single one of my friends that I have just finished reading Everything Is Illuminated, an amazingly funny, adventuruous and powerful novel. . .I was dumbstruck with amazement and joy." -- Vancouver Sun

"He has given us a deeply resonant work that could only be the first great American Jewish novel of the 21st century."--The Forward

"Foer has written a glittering first novel. . .with great humor, sympathy, charm and daring. Every page is illuminated."--Jeffrey Eugenides

"Everything is Illuminated is not only an extraordinary addition to novels about the Holocaust, but also the most impressi --