Here I Am
A monumental novel from the bestselling 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?
Publication Date: 01-Sep-2016
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited