Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Written byJonathan Safran Foer

Published in

About "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father's closet. It is a search which leads him into the lives of strangers, through the five boroughs of New York, into history, to the bombings of Dresden and Hiroshima, and on an inward journey which brings him ever closer to some kind of peace.


Genres
  • Fiction
  • Contemporary
  • Historical Fiction
  • Novels
  • Adult Fiction
  • Adult
  • Literary Fiction
  • Literature
  • New York
  • Young Adult
awards
  • Prix des libraires du Québec for Lauréats hors Québec (2007)
  • Luisterboek Award (2009)
  • LovelyBooks Leserpreis Nominee for Allgemeine Literatur (2009)
ISBN9780618711659pages326publisherMariner Booksseriessettings
  • New York Cit
  • ew York (United States)
  • Dresden (Germany)
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