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Author Wiesel, Elie, 1928-

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

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Fiction - BDBB-2  F WIE    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Fiction - CHVY-11  F WIE    AVAILABLE
 Clinton Township PL Stacks - CTPY-12  F WIE    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC WIE    AVAILABLE
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Fiction - FRPY-12  FIC WIE    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Fiction - GALY-13  FIC WIE    AVAILABLE
 Geneseo PL Stacks - GPLG-7  F WI    AVAILABLE
 Henry C Adams Memorial Lib Adult Fiction - HCAG-7  FIC WIE    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Fiction - IPLY-11  FIC WIE    DUE 11-08-16 BILLED
 Kankakee PL First Floor - KKBB-2  FIC WIESEL    AVAILABLE

Edition First American edition.
Description 213 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
Originally published in French in Paris, France, 2010 under the title: Otage.
Summary 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.
Subject Hostages -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Escapes -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Suspense fiction.
Added Author Temerson, Catherine.
Added Title Otage. English
ISBN 9780307599582

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