An Evening with Jonathan Safran Foer

Unabridged Bookstore and the Music Box Theatre present An Evening with Jonathan Safran Foer, bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, in celebration his newest novel Here I Am.   

A book signing will follow the program.

Ticket packages include a copy of Here I Am.

For tickets and more information, visit our event page HERE.

More about Here I Am, Safran Foer's first novel in a decade:

"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 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 very meaning of home--and the fundamental question of how much life 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 mature novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers of his generation."

Here I Am Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374280024
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 6th, 2016

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618711659
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - April 1st, 2006

Everything Is Illuminated Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060529703
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper Perennial - April 1st, 2003

Eating Animals Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316069885
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - September 1st, 2010

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
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