Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer audiobook

Here I Am: A Novel

By Jonathan Safran Foer
Read by Ari Fliakos

Macmillan Audio 9780374280024
16.99 Hours Unabridged
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A monumental new audiobook from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking 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’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years—a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. 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. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers and critics loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers in America.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Bestseller

A Time Magazine Top 10 Book of 2016

A New York Times Notable Book of 2016

A London Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016

An NPR Best Book of 2016

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for September 2016

Among longlisted titles for Goodreads Choice Awards, 2016

Among longlisted titles for Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, 2016

Among longlisted titles for Washington Post Best Books of the Year, 2016

Among longlisted titles for The Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year, 2016

Among longlisted titles for Time Magazine Top 10 Books of the Year, 2016

Among longlisted titles for New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year, 2016

A monumental new audiobook from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking 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’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years—a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy.

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.

Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers and critics loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers in America.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lays bare the interior of a marriage with such intelligence and deep feeling and pitiless clarity, it’s impossible to read it and not reexamine your own family and your place in it.” Time
“An ambitious platter of intellection and emotion. Its observations are crisp; its intimations of doom resonate; its jokes are funny.” New York Times
Dazzling…A profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world.” NPR
“The funniest literary novel I have ever read.” Times (London)
“Funny scenes and characters leaven the melancholy of Here I Am, as it chronicles the way small problems in a marriage can amass until they devastate…Here I Am is a stunner of a family saga.” Dallas Morning News
“Ari Fliakos’s task in narrating Foer’s sprawling novel is to capture the distinct intonations of four generations of Jacob Bloch’s family…Fliakos masterfully weaves the multiple perspectives (and many accents, including Israeli and Iranian) of this fragmented work into a cohesive and powerful audiobook.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jonathan Safran Foer

Author Bio: Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I Am and of the nonfiction books Eating Animals and We Are the Weather. Everything Is Illuminated won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. His work has been translated into thirty-six languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 16.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English