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Hostage From Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate And Author Of Night, A Charged, Deeply Moving Novel About The Legacy Of The Holocaust In Today S Troubled World And The Ongoing Israeli Palestinian Conflict It S 1975, 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 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 Impassioned, Provocative And Insistently Humane, Hostage 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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10 thoughts on “Hostage

  1. Clif Hostetler Clif Hostetler says:

    At this novel s beginning we are introduced to Shaltiel Feigenberg who has been kidnapped and is being held hostage The year is 1975, and as the story progresses we learn through flashbacks that Shaltiel is a holocaust survivor Also, the book contains long dialogs bet


  2. Erin Erin says:

    Apart from reading Night , I ve never explored any other works by Elie Wiesel Set in 1975, Hostage takes place in a basement in New York City A Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, who makes his living as a storyteller is kidnapped by two men The main focus of the book is told to


  3. Charles Weinblatt Charles Weinblatt says:

    Hostage A Novel by Elie WieselAlfred A Knopf Random House, Inc Originally published in France as Otage by Editions Grasser Fasquelle, Paris, 2010North American publishing date August 2012ISBN 10 0307599582 ISBN 13 978 0307599582 224 pagesGenres Fiction History World War II HolocaustFic


  4. Mmars Mmars says:

    How ironic that the bookmark I randomly chose from my bookmark box was a photo looking out through an open wall of a tea house onto a well manicured Japanese garden I was constantly switching from the constraint, memory, and heady philosophy of the hostage storyteller to the freedom held within


  5. Jodi Jodi says:

    The Hostage is an interesting book A Holocaust survivor is kidnapped by two Palestinian terrorist sympathizers in a bid to free three Palestinian prisoners But the prisoner, a storyteller, isn t an ordinary prisoner and he ultimately confuses his captors with stories While he doesn t make black become w


  6. Mark Mark says:

    In this new novel, Elie Wiesel once again demonstrates the work of memory through the device of storytelling Set in 1975, Schaltiel Feigenberg, a discreet man with no status or fortune , is abducted by two revolution besotted fools, and Arab and an Italian, both sympathetic to Palestinians Schaltiel, described o


  7. Erin Erin says:

    While Wiesel is most famous for Night and which I also loved , I found Hostage to be anuanced meditation on the place of memory, storytelling, and silence in Holocaust remembrance and the fallout from the war As Shaltiel spends an unknown number of days and nights as a hostage to a Palestinian terrorist and an Italian, w


  8. Jae Smith Jae Smith says:

    Although this was another very readable book I kept getting this somewhat annoying sense that I was missing something It seemed to be a book without a point, and I kept wondering if the author had some grandiose sense of himself and was laughing at us mere mortals who wouldn t understand some supremely important message within it


  9. Shannon Shannon says:

    Elie Wiesel is definitely one of my top ten most favorite people on this planet I just think he is amazing He is one of those rare individuals that has lived through something horrific and managed to not only survive, but to be made wiser from the experience This is a book you could reread and easily find yourself picking up new things ea


  10. Joe Joe says:

    Shaltiel Feigenberg is a middle aged storyteller in Brooklyn on his way to visit a friend when he is kidnapped by two men seeking the release of three Palestinian prisoners.His four day confinement is the setting of Elie Wiesel s latest novel Hostage Knopf Although, this being a Wiesel novel, much of the action, as one would expect, takes place in


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