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On Sale: September 07, 2011
Pages: 228 | ISBN: 978-0-307-80639-0
Published by : Schocken Knopf
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Reuven Tamiroff, a Holocaust survivor, has never been able to speak about his past to his son, a young man who yearns to understand his father’s silence. As campuses burn amidst the unrest of the Sixties and his own generation rebels, the son is drawn to his father’s circle of wartime friends in search of clues to the past. Finally discovering that his brooding father has been haunted for years by his role in the murder of a brutal SS officer just after the war, young Tamiroff learns that the Nazi is still alive. Haunting, poetic, and very contemporary, The Fifth Son builds to an unforgettable climax as the son sets out to complete his father’s act of revenge.
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ELIE WIESEL is the author of more than fifty books, both fiction and nonfiction. He is a recipient of the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the French Legion of Honor’s Grand-Croix, an honorary knighthood of the British Empire and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1976, he has been the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University.

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“A work of passion and intelligence.”
Chicago Tribune Book World
 
“Powerful [and] emotional.”
Newsday
 
“A voice that is humanist and universal even as it is Jewish-minded and special . . . The author makes all of us ‘children’ of that generation.”
The New York Times

  • The Fifth Son by Elie Wiesel
  • April 07, 1998
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Schocken
  • $16.00
  • 9780805210835

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