Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
2007 Shortlist

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

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 disovers 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.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Jonathan
Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and the nonfiction book Eating Animals. His work has received numerous awards and been translated into thirty-six languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and the nonfiction book Eating Animals. His work has received numerous awards and been translated into thirty-six languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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