The Resource Here I am, Jonathan Safran Foer

Here I am, Jonathan Safran Foer

Label
Here I am
Title
Here I am
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Safran Foer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, "Here I am." How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others'? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel in eleven years... Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., [this book] is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis."--
  • Over four weeks in Washington, D.C., Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living. A catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East, and at stake is the meaning of home-- and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Earthquakes
  • Jewish fiction
Label
Here I am, Jonathan Safran Foer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944014180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
571 pages
Isbn
9780374938215
Lccn
2016007096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944014180
Label
Here I am, Jonathan Safran Foer
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944014180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
571 pages
Isbn
9780374938215
Lccn
2016007096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944014180

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