So begins a quest that takes Oskar across New York’s five boroughs and into the jumbled lives of friends, relatives and complete strangers. He gets heavy boots, he gives himself little bruises and he inches ever nearer to the heart of a family mystery that stretches back fifty years. But will it take him any closer to, or even further from, his lost father?
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”