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Title:Hostage
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Publisher:Knopf
ISBN:0307599582
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Number of Pages:224
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Holocaust, Historical, Novels, Jewish

Hostage by Elie Wiesel, Catherine Temerson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Hostage From Elie Wiesel Nobel laureate and author of i Night i a charged deeply moving novel about the legacy of the Holocaust in today s troubled world and the ongoing Israeli Palestinian conflict It s and Shaltiel Feigenberg professional storyteller writer and beloved husband has been taken hostage abducted from his home in Brooklyn blindfolded and tied to a chair in a dark basement His captors an Arab and an Italian don t explain why the innocent Shaltiel has been chosen just that his life will be bartered for the freedom of three Palestinian prisoners As his days of waiting commence Shaltiel resorts to what he does best telling stories to himself and to the men who hold his fate in their hands With beauty and sensitivity Wiesel builds the world of Shaltiel s memories haunted by the Holocaust and a Europe in the midst of radical change A Communist brother a childhood spent hiding from the Nazis in a cellar the kindness of liberating Russian soldiers the unrest of the s these are the stories that unfold in Shaltiel s captivity as the outside world breathlessly follows his disappearance and the police move toward a final confrontation with his captors Impassioned provocative and insistently humane i Hostage i is both a masterly thriller and a profoundly wise meditation on the power of memory to connect us to the past and our shared need for resolution

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