Jonathan Safran Foer - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer talks about his acclaimed novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Set in the aftermath of 9/11, it is the story of a young boy coming to terms with the tragedy of his father's death in the World Trade Centre.

hen he find s an envelope with the word 'Black' written on it in his father's hand he sets out to find everyone in the city called Black, to see if he can pick up a clue.

After finding a mysterious key in a left behind in his father's closet, in an envelope labelled Black, nine year old Oskar sets out to find everyone in the city called Black, to see if he can pick up a clue. The search leads him through the five boroughs of New York and into history to the bombing of Dresden and as well as into the story of his grandparents' marriage.

Presented by James Naughtie and including contributions and questions from a group of invited readers.

Presenter : James Naughtie
Interviewed guest : Jonathan Safran Foer
Producer : Dymphna Flynn

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