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Dawn - Frances Frenaye, Elie Wiesel
Dawn
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“The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English officer he will murder at dawn in retribution for the... show more
“The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English officer he will murder at dawn in retribution for the British execution of a fellow freedom fighter. The night-long wait for morning and death provides Dawn, Elie Wiesel’s ever more timely novel, with its harrowingly taut, hour-by-hour narrative. Caught between the manifold horrors of the past and the troubling dilemmas of the present, Elisha wrestles with guilt, ghosts, and ultimately God as he waits for the appointed hour and his act of assassination. Dawn is an eloquent meditation on the compromises, justifications, and sacrifices that human beings make when they murder other human beings.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780809037728 (0809037726)
ASIN: 809037726
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Pages no: 81
Edition language: English
Series: The Night Trilogy (#2)
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2.0 Dawn
I found myself really really wanting to get to the end already. Not out of suspense but more because I just wanted to be done with this book. I know that's not much of a review but it really just didn't grab me in the same way as Night. It was too short to really get a feel for even the main char...
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