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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005) [Novel]
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Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, and pacifist. He is nine years old. And he is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. His mission is to find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

An inspired innocent, Oskar is alternately endearing, exasperating, and hilarious as he careens from Central Park to Coney Island to Harlem on his search. Along the way he is always dreaming up inventions to keep those he loves safe from harm. What about a birdseed shirt to let you fly away? What if you could actually hear everyone's heartbeat? His goal is hopeful, but the past speaks a loud warning in stories of those who've lost loved ones before. As Oskar roams New York, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity who are all survivors in their own way. He befriends a 103-year-old war reporter, a tour guide who never leaves the Empire State Building, and lovers enraptured or scorned. Ultimately, Oskar ends his journey where it began, at his father's grave. But now he is accompanied by the silent stranger who has been renting the spare room of his grandmother's apartment. They are there to dig up his father's empty coffin.

Original title: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005)
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Language: English

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (April 2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Boston, MA
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780618711659
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.2 x 0.9 in
Pages: 326

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141012698
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 1.1 in
Pages: 326

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (April 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Boston, MA
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 9780618329700
Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.1 x 1.3
Pages: 326

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (June 2, 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
ISBN: 9780241142134
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.1 x 1.8 in
Pages: 320

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