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Here I Am - A Novel

Jonathan Safran Foer

A monumental new audiobook from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 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 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 novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers in America.

A monumental new audiobook from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 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 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 novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers in America.
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A monumental new audiobook from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 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 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 novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers in America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ari Fliakos

Length:

17h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

21:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

18:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

28:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

21:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

10:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

29:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

28:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

21:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

22:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

30:22


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

22:16


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

21:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:52