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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



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Author
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Descriptors
Boyhood
Fathers and Sons
Memories
Quests
Survival
Terrorism
World War II
Location/Setting:
Germany
New York (City)
Time Period:
1940s
2000s
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Summary
Gifted nine-year-old Oskar Schell is grieving after the death of his father in the World Trade Center attacks. After he finds a key in his father's closet, he searches New York for the owner, hoping to make some connection with his father. Meanwhile, his grandmother, a survivor of the Dresden bombing, tells the story of her life and her marriage to another survivor who has recently returned.
Critique
Incredibly moving and at times, very funny, Foer's novel of loss and survival is compassionate and beautifully written. The structure of the novel is unique: it includes photographs as well as typed pages. Recommended.
ISBN
0618329706
  iBistro
# of Pages
326
Published
2005
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Reviewer's Initials: DO LH


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