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Jonathan Safran Foer: Here I Am Jonathan Safran Foer: Here I Am

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

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’? 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 and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2016

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2016
592 oldal · ASIN: B01BSNFR64
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572 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780241146187
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2016
592 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9780374280024

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No baby knows when the nipple is pulled from his mouth for the last time. No child knows when he last calls his mother „Mama”. No small boy knows when the book has closed on the last bedtime story that will ever be read to him. No boy knows when the water drains from the last bath he will ever take with his brother. No young man knows, as he first feels his greatest pleasure, that he will never again not be sexual. No brinking woman knows, as she sleeps, that it will be four decades before she will again awake infertile. No mother knows she is hearing the word Mama for the last time. No father knows when the book has closed on the last bedtime story he will ever read.

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Etike MP

Most people behave badly when wounded. If you can remember the wounds, it is far more possible to forgive the behavior.

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Etike MP

To be married is to say you are married. To say it not only in front of your spouse, but in front of your community, and, if you are a believer, in front of God.

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Blessings are just curses that other people envy.

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Was seven hundred fifty dollars an appropriate price for such a thing? It wasn't the money that concerned him, it was the risk of getting it wrong, the embarrassment of trying and failing.

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Etike MP

Let's go to bed. Those four words differentiate a marriage from any other kind of relationship. We aren't going to find a way to agree, but let's go to bed. Not because we want to, but because we have to. We hate each other right now, but let's go to bed. It's the only bed we have. Let's go to our sides, but the sides of the same bed. Let's retreat into ourselves, but together.


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