Here I AmBook - 2016 | First edition
"In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, "Here I am." How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others'? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel in eleven years... Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., [this book] is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis."-- Provided by publisher.
From Library Staff
Family and what it means to be Jewish, subjects of infinite complexity, are novelist Foer's preoccupation and inspiration. In his first novel in 11 years, he choreographs the disintegration of the once blissfully close marriage of architect Julia and TV writer Jacob, exploring how their changing ... Read More »