“I don't think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem": First Edition of Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated; Signed by Him

  • Everything Is Illuminated.

Everything Is Illuminated.


Item Number: 25093

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.

First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jonathan Safran Foer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

Everything Is Illuminated is Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel of a search for truth. It is the inspiration for the Liev Schreiber film, starring Elijah Wood. A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunately, he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to mangle English into bizarre new forms; a "blind" old man haunted by memories of the war; and an undersexed guide dog named Sammy Davis Jr, Jr. What they are looking for seems elusive - a truth hidden behind veils of time, language and the horrors of war. What they find turns all their worlds upside down..."An astonishing feat of writing: hilariously funny and deeply serious, a gripping narrative. Extraordinary". ("The Times"). "One of the most impressive novel debuts of recent years." (Joyce Carol Oates, "The Times Literary Supplement").

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