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Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel by Jonathan Foer
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Foer's "Everything is Illuminated" has three main threads of narrative. Our first narrative comes from a young Ukranian man, Sasha, who is working as an interpreter for a visiting American while his grandfather is working as his driver. The American is Jonathan Safran Foer, a "character" we only see through the eyes of Sasha. Foer's decision to put himself in his own novel as a character at first seemed a bit iffy- I thought it would just end up grating on my nerves or becoming farfetched. Despite my fears, Foer manages to make his own presence in the novel work. His characterization of his fictionalized self is neither too self-deprecating nor too self-centered. Foer… Read more