The Fifth Son

The Fifth Son

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by Elie Wiesel
     
 

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When a Holocaust survivor's son discovers that his brooding father has been haunted for years by his role in the murder of a brutal SS officer just after the war, the son also discovers that the Nazi is still alive. What begins as a quest for his father's love becomes a reenactment of the past, as the son sets out to complete his father's act of revenge. An…  See more details below

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When a Holocaust survivor's son discovers that his brooding father has been haunted for years by his role in the murder of a brutal SS officer just after the war, the son also discovers that the Nazi is still alive. What begins as a quest for his father's love becomes a reenactment of the past, as the son sets out to complete his father's act of revenge. An unforgettable novel by the Nobel Prize winner and bestselling author Elie Weisel.

Editorial Reviews

D. M. Thomas
Superb...wonderously effective and moving.
— The Washington Post Book World
From the Publisher
“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446393294
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Series:
Elie Wiesel Collection
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 0.75(h) x 8.00(d)

Meet the Author

Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The author of more than fifty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, he is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
September 30, 1928
Place of Birth:
Sighet, Romania
Education:
La Sorbonne

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