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The Resource Hostage, Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Catherine Temerson

Hostage, Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Catherine Temerson

Label
Hostage
Title
Hostage
Statement of responsibility
Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Catherine Temerson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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
Member of
Summary
Traces the experiences of an innocent Jewish writer from Brooklyn who endures a nightmarish abduction by Arab and Italian captors by sharing poignant stories from the time he spent hiding from the Nazis.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10129977
Cataloging source
DLC
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1928-
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Wiesel, Elie
Dewey number
843.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Temerson, Catherine
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True
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  • Hostages
  • Kidnapping
  • Escapes
Target audience
adult
Label
Hostage, Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Catherine Temerson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published in French in Paris, France, 2010 under the title: Otage
Control code
ocn767564508
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780307599582
Lccn
2011050747
System control number
(OCoLC)767564508
Label
Hostage, Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Catherine Temerson
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published in French in Paris, France, 2010 under the title: Otage
Control code
ocn767564508
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780307599582
Lccn
2011050747
System control number
(OCoLC)767564508

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