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Here I Am

(2016)
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Instant New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2016
A TimeMagazine Top 10 Novel of 2016
A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016

"Dazzling . . . A profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world." - Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "Fresh Air"

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 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 our most important writers.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Here I Am
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN: 0-7352-3293-8 / 978-0-7352-3293-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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September 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: Here I Am
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN: 0-241-14617-8 / 978-0-241-14617-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Here I Am: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN: 0-374-28002-9 / 978-0-374-28002-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: Here I Am: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN: 1-250-13575-3 / 978-1-250-13575-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: Here I Am
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN: 0-241-96638-8 / 978-0-241-96638-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: Here I Am
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN: 0-241-98025-9 / 978-0-241-98025-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Here I Am
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN: 0-241-14618-6 / 978-0-241-14618-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Here I Am: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN: 0-374-93821-0 / 978-0-374-93821-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, StrauB and Giroux
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Here I Am: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN: 1-4272-7470-3 / 978-1-4272-7470-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Here I Am: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
ISBN: 1-4272-7589-0 / 978-1-4272-7589-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Here I Am
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Here I Am
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Here I Am: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Here I Am
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Here I Am
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Here I Am: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   


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