A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunately, he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to mangle English into bizarre new forms; a “blind” old man haunted by memories of the war.
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
“It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.”