Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer
If you can’t join us for the film, and even if you can, take a few hours to read Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Jonothan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist, correspondent with Stephen Hawking and Ringo Starr. He is nine years old. And his is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. His mission is to find the lock that fits the mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.