Everything is Illuminated
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.
Unlucky for him, he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to mangle English into bizarre new forms. Also with him are 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…
About the Author
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the bestseller Everything Is Illuminated, named Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times. It was also the winner of the Guardian First Book Prize and the National Jewish Book Award.
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