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About the book
  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241983805
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close




The wildly inventive and powerfully moving novel, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies.

When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he disovers in his father's closet. It is a search which leads him into the lives of strangers, through the five boroughs of New York, into history, to the bombings of Dresden and Hiroshima, and on an inward journey which brings him ever closer to some kind of peace.

  • Pub date: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241983805
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the editor of the anthology A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell, and his stories have been published in the Paris Review, Conjunctions and the New Yorker. Everything Is Illuminated, his first novel, won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2002.

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