JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER

 

We are delighted to host this reading by Jonathan Safran Foer, one of the most illustrious and acclaimed fiction writers at work today. He returns to Seattle for the paperback of last year’s dazzling, epic novel, Here I Am (new in paper, Picador).

“Foer's intensely imagined and richly rewarding novel...is a teeming saga of members of the [Bloch] family....Throughout, his dark wit drops in zingers of dialogue, leavening his melancholy assessments of the loneliness of human relationships and a world riven by ethnic hatred. He poses several thorny moral questions, among them how to have religious faith in the modern world, and what American Jews' responsibilities are toward Israel. That he can provide such a redemptive denouement, at once poignant, inspirational, and compassionate, is the mark of a thrillingly gifted writer.” —Publishers Weekly.

“Foer’s...polyphonic and boldly comedic tale of one family’s quandaries astutely and forthrightly confronts humankind’s capacity for the ludicrous and the profound, cruelty, and love.” —Booklist.

Date: 
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122