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Hostage : a novel / Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Catherine Temerson.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: PQ2683.I32 O8313 2012

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    It's 1975, and Shaltiel Feigenberg, a professional storyteller and writer, has been taken hostage. He has been abducted from his home in Brooklyn, New York, blindfolded and tied to a chair in a dark basement. His captors, an Arab and an Italian, don't explain why 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. A Communist brother and a childhood spent hiding from the Nazis in a cellar, the kindness of liberating Russian soldiers, the unrest of the 1960s are some of the memories that unfold during his captivity, as the outside world breathlessly follows his disappearance and the police move toward a final confrontation with his captors. The author builds the world of Shaltiel's memories, haunted by the Holocaust and a Europe in the midst of radical change. This story is both a thriller and a meditation on the power of memory to connect us to the past and our shared need for resolution.
    Uniform Title
    Otage. English
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Wiesel, Elie, 1928-2016.
    Published
    New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
    Locale
    New York (State)
    New York
    Edition
    First American edition
    Other Authors/Editors
    Temerson, Catherine, trl.
    Notes
    "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
    Originally published in French in Paris, France, 2010 under the title: Otage.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780307599582
    0307599582
    Physical Description
    213 pages ; 23 cm

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    2024-06-21 20:01:00
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