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Here I Am - Jonathan Safran Foer
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Here I Am
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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... show more
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 ca
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241146187 (0241146186)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Pages no: 571
Edition language: English
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2.0 Here I Am
A special thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.This novel completely got away from me and I didn't want to continue with it. I did eventually finish but it took me a few months to get through this book because I always complete the books I have ...
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3.0 Here I Am
This is a complicated novel about being present. It simultaneously explores the difficult relationships Jews have with themselves (and their Israeli-ness and/or American-ness) as well as the diffident relationship the main character has with his ailing dog. In the backdrop is a cataclysmic earthqu...
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