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A monumental novel from the best-selling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

God asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac, and Abraham replied obediently, "Here I am."    

This is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. Over the course of three weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., three sons watch their parents' marriage falter and their family home fall apart. Meanwhile, a large catastrophe is engulfing another part of the world: a massive earthquake devastates the Middle East, sparking a pan-Arab invasion of Israel. 

With global upheaval in the background and domestic collapse in the foreground, Jonathan Safran Foer asks us: What is the true meaning of home? Can one man ever reconcile the conflicting duties of his many roles - husband, father, son? And how much of life can a person ultimately bear?

©2017 John Safran Foer (P)2017 Penguin Random House Canada

What the critics say

"Brilliant, always original.... Certain set pieces...show a masterly sense of timing and structure and deep feeling.... Foer strews small, semiprecious comic and gnomic gems all along the trail he is breaking... Here I Am is not only the novel's title but also, maybe, an announcement of its ambitious and crazy-talented author's literary residence - an announcement that not only his location but his basic sensibility and very identity are to be found in this work." (Daniel Menaker, The New York Times Book Review)
"Foer writes like a dream...big-hearted, courageous and jaw-droppingly clever." (Deborah Moggach, best-selling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

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