Here I Am

Here I Am

Audiobook CD - 2016
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In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" to ask 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... Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., [this book] is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. Over four weeks in Washington, D.C., 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, and at stake is the meaning of home-- and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.
Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2016]
Edition: Audio CD Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781427275899
Branch Call Number: F FOER
Characteristics: 13 audio discs (17 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
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Additional Contributors: Fliakos, Ari - Narrator


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