Everything Is Illuminated

Everything Is Illuminated Cover

Everything Is Illuminated

By Jonathan Safran Foer

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061686672, 400pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008


With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man -- also named Jonathan Safran Foer -- sets out to find the woman who may or may not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war; an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior; and the unforgettable Alex, a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape and into an unexpected past.