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Here I am / Jonathan Safran Foer

Publication | Library Call Number: PS3606.O38 H47 2016
Book cover

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'? Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home -― and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.

Format
Book
Author/Creator
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977- author.
Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
©2016
Language
English
Edition
First edition
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