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By Élie Wiesel

From the Nobel laureate and writer of the masterly Night, a deeply felt, superbly written novel of morality, guilt, and innocence.

Despite own good fortune, Yedidyah—a theater critic in manhattan urban, husband to a level actress, father to 2 sons—finds himself more and more interested in the earlier. As he displays on his existence and the selections he’s made, he longingly reminisces concerning the relationships he as soon as had with the boys in his kinfolk (his father, his uncle, his grandfather) and the questions that stay unanswered. It’s a sense that's extra complex whilst Yedidyah is assigned to hide the homicide trial of a German expatriate named Werner Sonderberg. Sonderberg back by myself from a stroll within the Adirondacks with an aged uncle, whose dead physique was once quickly retrieved from the woods. His plea is enigmatic: “Guilty . . . and never guilty.”

These phrases ring a bell in Yedidyah, plunging him into emotions that carry him harrowingly just about insanity. As Sonderberg’s trial strikes alongside a course of dizzying but revelatory twists and turns, Yedidyah starts to appreciate his personal family’s hidden previous and at last liberates himself from the shadow it has forged over his life.

With his signature attractiveness and thoughtfulness, Elie Wiesel has given us a captivating mental secret, either vividly dramatic and profoundly emotional.

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