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The New York Times bestselling new vel about modern family lives -- from the author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close For all fans of Jonathan Safran Foer, discover his greatest vel yet. 'Towering and glorious: a tale of social, familial and marital breakdown and the End of the World. The funniest literary vel I have ever read' The Times Jacob and Julia Bloch are about to be tested ...By Jacob's grandfather, who won't go quietly into a retirement home. By the family reunion, that everyone is dreading. By their son's heroic attempts to get expelled. And by the sexting affair that will rock their marriage. A typical modern American family, the Blochs cling together even as they are torn apart. Which is when catastrophe decides to strike ...Confronting the enduring question of what it means to be human with inventiveness, playfulness and compassion, Here I Am is a great American family vel for our times, an unmissable read for fans of Jonathan Franzen and Michael Chabon, a masterpiece about how we live w. 'A rich, beautifully written, ambitious and grandly moving vel, which looks both at the world at large and at the deepest concerns of individual lives' Evening Standard 'Lays bare the interior of a marriage with such intelligence and deep feeling and pitiless clarity, it's impossible to read it and t re-examine your own family' Time 'Astonishing. So sad and so funny and so wry' Scotland on Sunday
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Eating Animals and Here I Am. He has also edited a new modern edition of the sacred Jewish Haggadah. Everything Is Illuminated won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. He edited the anthology A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell, and his stories have been published in the Paris Review, Conjunctions and the New Yorker. Jonathan Safran Foer teaches Creative Writing at New York University.