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This is an auction for EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED by Jonathan Safran Foer.

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

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

"Comedy and pathos are braided together with extraordinary skill in a haunting debut. . .riveting intensity and originality."
- a *** starred *** review in Kirkus Reviews (US)

"There are two plots here. The first is the story of Jonathan Safran Foer, who travels to the Ukraine hoping to find Augustine, the woman who helped save his grandmother from the Nazis. Jonathan; his Ukranian translator, Alexi (who narrates much of the novel in a hilarious broken English); Alexi's grandfather; and the family dog, Sammy Davis Junior Junior, all grow to love Augustine on their mad and hopeless search for her. The second story follows the history of one family in Trachimbrod, the shtetl for which Alexi and Jonathan are searching. Beginning in the eighteenth century with the miraculous appearance of a baby girl, Brod, the sad story of Trachimbrod culminates in the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine. Although there's plenty of lyrical acrobatics here, with exquisite magic realism intermingling with Alexi's uproarious narration, it's the emotional depth of the characters that stands out, from the 613 distinct varieties of sadness observed by young Brod to the remarkable transcontinental friendship of Alexi and Jonathan."
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Penguin paperback 2003.

293 pages.

Near new condition.

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