Here I Am is Foer’s third novel, after Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The story focuses on an American Jewish family which is falling apart in a moment of crisis.
The story is set against the broader backdrop of political instability and natural disaster in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home – and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.
Jonathan Safran Foer has once again written a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy.