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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.

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  • Paperback

    9780241983805

    June 18, 2018

    Hamish Hamilton

    368 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141012698

    May 10, 2006

    Penguin General UK

    368 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
    Jonathan Safran Foer

    EBook

    9780141909899

    May 10, 2006

    Penguin eBooks

    368 pages

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