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JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER | NEW NOVEL | 2014
Simon Prosser, Publishing Director of Hamish Hamilton, has acquired British and Commonwealth rights for Jonathan Safran Foer’s third novel, Escape from Children’s Hospital, the follow-up to the internationally-acclaimed, bestselling Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
 A fictionalised account of a life-changing event that happened to the author as a nine-year-old - an explosion in a summer camp science class, which left his best friend without skin on his face or hands, and whose brunt the author avoided by inches and for no good reason - this is a story about the shared trauma of childhood, the potential destructiveness of storytelling, and the redemptive power of friendship.  Weaving precariously between non-fiction and fiction, and existing at the intersection of different styles (suspense, memoir, imaginative storytelling), the book moves out from that moment in 1985 to the repercussions on the ever-expanding circle of those affected by it.
Explaining his ambition for the book, Jonathan Safran Foer writes: ‘What actually happened that day? What is a novel capable of? These are the two questions I have been living inside of, and I hope they will answer one another: my novel is what happened that day; and a truthful, experiential telling of that day is what the novel is capable of.’
Simon Prosser comments: ‘I couldn’t be more excited about a novel or about a writer - and I am thrilled that we are the first of Jonathan’s publishers to acquire this book.’
Picture by Sonja Kresowaty in homage to Gray318



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JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER | NEW NOVEL | 2014

Simon Prosser, Publishing Director of Hamish Hamilton, has acquired British and Commonwealth rights for Jonathan Safran Foer’s third novel, Escape from Children’s Hospital, the follow-up to the internationally-acclaimed, bestselling Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

 A fictionalised account of a life-changing event that happened to the author as a nine-year-old - an explosion in a summer camp science class, which left his best friend without skin on his face or hands, and whose brunt the author avoided by inches and for no good reason - this is a story about the shared trauma of childhood, the potential destructiveness of storytelling, and the redemptive power of friendship.  Weaving precariously between non-fiction and fiction, and existing at the intersection of different styles (suspense, memoir, imaginative storytelling), the book moves out from that moment in 1985 to the repercussions on the ever-expanding circle of those affected by it.

Explaining his ambition for the book, Jonathan Safran Foer writes: ‘What actually happened that day? What is a novel capable of? These are the two questions I have been living inside of, and I hope they will answer one another: my novel is what happened that day; and a truthful, experiential telling of that day is what the novel is capable of.’

Simon Prosser comments: ‘I couldn’t be more excited about a novel or about a writer - and I am thrilled that we are the first of Jonathan’s publishers to acquire this book.’

Picture by Sonja Kresowaty in homage to Gray318

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"He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course of each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, or nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in his aimless guilt, alone even in his loneliness. I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others—the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the mid-afternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad."

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onthestrand:

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER | NEW NOVEL | 2014
Simon Prosser, Publishing Director of Hamish Hamilton, has acquired British and Commonwealth rights for Jonathan Safran Foer’s third novel, Escape from Children’s Hospital, the follow-up to the internationally-acclaimed, bestselling Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
 A fictionalised account of a life-changing event that happened to the author as a nine-year-old - an explosion in a summer camp science class, which left his best friend without skin on his face or hands, and whose brunt the author avoided by inches and for no good reason - this is a story about the shared trauma of childhood, the potential destructiveness of storytelling, and the redemptive power of friendship.  Weaving precariously between non-fiction and fiction, and existing at the intersection of different styles (suspense, memoir, imaginative storytelling), the book moves out from that moment in 1985 to the repercussions on the ever-expanding circle of those affected by it.
Explaining his ambition for the book, Jonathan Safran Foer writes: ‘What actually happened that day? What is a novel capable of? These are the two questions I have been living inside of, and I hope they will answer one another: my novel is what happened that day; and a truthful, experiential telling of that day is what the novel is capable of.’
Simon Prosser comments: ‘I couldn’t be more excited about a novel or about a writer - and I am thrilled that we are the first of Jonathan’s publishers to acquire this book.’
Picture by Sonja Kresowaty in homage to Gray318



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2 years ago
#omg #omgyesyesyesyayayayayYAY #aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh #i'm v v v excited #clearly!!!!! #oh & i guess these tags go here too: #jonathan safran foer #escape from children's hospital 
"He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course of each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, or nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in his aimless guilt, alone even in his loneliness. I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others—the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the mid-afternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad."
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3 years ago
#howhow how #jonathan safran foer #my favorite things #his words 
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#jonathan safran foer