Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

by Jonathan Safran Foer

In Brief

While his war-damaged grandparents write letters of searing loss which they will never send, a young boy knocks on the doors of strangers in post-9/11 New York to find a box that only one key can open.

Why you should read it

Read it for an unforgettable protagonist, a vivid vision of love, and a journey around a city full of oddities and humour. A raucous reflection on the struggle to choose life in the midst of grief.

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