Everything Is Illuminated is Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel of a search for truth, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
The inspiration for the Liev Schreiber film, starring Elijah Wood
A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunately, he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to mangle English into bizarre new forms; a "blind" old man haunted by memories of the war; and an undersexed guide dog named Sammy Davis Jr, Jr. What they are looking for seems elusive -- a truth hidden behind veils of time, language and the horrors of war.
What they find turns all their worlds upside down . . .
Jonathan Safran Foer wurde 1977 geboren und studierte in Princeton Philosophie und Literatur. Sein erster Roman "Alles ist erleuchtet" war ein sensationeller Erfolg in den USA. Foer lebt und schreibt in New York an seinem zweiten Roman.