Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel (Paperback)

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Oh, how I love this book. It grabs you from page one and leads you through the streets of New York City following a little boy who grieves the  sudden loss of his father by going on a secret, solo mission across the city looking for the lock that fits a key he found in a small envelope, stuck to the bottom of a vase, on a high shelf in his fathers closet. Yeah, yeah, yeah... there is a movie, but trust me, with this one especially, the book is infinitely better (and there are pictures!).

— erin


A New York Times Bestseller • Named A Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post Book World, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Rocky Mountain News
Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts of an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.

About the Author

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER is the author of the novels Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a work of nonfiction, Eating Animals. His books have won numerous awards and have been translated into 36 languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For…

“Energetic, inventive, and ambitious…an uplifting myth born of the sorrows of 9/11.”—Boston Sunday Globe

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a miracle, a daybreak, a man on the moon. It’s so impeccably imagined, so courageously executed, so everlastingly moving and fine.”—Baltimore Sun

“A funny, wise, deeply compassionate novel that will renew readers’ faith that the right book at the right time still has the power to change the world.”—O, The Oprah Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9780618711659
ISBN-10: 0618711651
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: April 4th, 2006
Pages: 368
Language: English