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Grenzganz zwischen Tragik und Komik, zwischen Hoffnung und Verzweiflung, zwischen Orientierungslosigkeit und Selbstfindung. Tief berührend.
Inhaltsangabe zu "Everything Is Illuminated"
In the summer after his junior year of college, a writer-also named Jonathan Safran Foer-journeys to the farmlands of eastern Europe. Armed with only a yellowing photograph, he sets out to find Augustine, the woman who may or may not be a link to the grandfather he never knew-the woman who, he has been told, saved his grandfather from the Nazis.§Guided by the unforgettable Alex, his young Ukrainian translator, who writes in a sublimely butchered English, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and an old man haunted by his memories of the war, Jonathan is led on a quixotic search across a devastated landscape and back into an unexpected past. Braided into this story is the novel Jonathan is writing, a magical fable of his grandfather s village in Ukraine, a tapestry of startling symmetries that unite generations across time. In a counterpoint of voices blending high comedy and deep tragedy, the search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, and they meet in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power.§Everything Is Illuminated mines the black holes of history and is ultimately a story about searching: for people and places that no longer exist, for the hidden truths that haunt every family, and for the delicate but necessary tales that link past and future.
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