by Wiesel, Elie, 1928-2016

Format: Large Print 2012
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New York Times bestselling author

It's 1975, and Shaltiel Feigenberg -- professional storyteller, writer and beloved husband -- has been 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 he was 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, a childhood spent hiding from the Nazis in a cellar, the kindness of liberating Russian soldiers, the unrest of the 1960s -- 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.

Wiesel's] terse first-person, present-tense narrative will hold readers . . . With the intense contemporary action, the prisoner's memories also bring close the sweep of Jewish history, including persecution and survival. - Booklist

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Wiesel's novel, set in 1975, recounts the fictional biography of Holocaust survivor Shaltiel Feigenberg, who recalls the story of his life after he is abducted from his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., and held captive by extremists. Unfortunately, award-winning narrator Mark Bramhall isn't at his best here. Early on, some listeners will tune out; Bramhall's performance of Feigenberg's Italian and Arab abductors is disappointing: at times, he makes the Islamic terrorist sound almost Russian. Although Bramhall does a bit better subsequently in flashback scenes featuring German characters, the damage has already been done. Additionally, the flatness of his narration is not engaging. While Wiesel has given him dramatic material to work with-his protagonist recalls hiding from the Nazis and pleading for his freedom-Bramhall's uninspired delivery robs the text of its power. A Knopf hardcover. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Hostages -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher Thorndike, Maine :Center Point Publishing,2012
Other Titles Otage.
Contributors Temerson, Catherine.
Language English
Description pages ; cm
ISBN 9781611735840 (library binding : alk. paper)
161173584X (library binding : alk. paper)
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