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The Testament: A Novel

by Elie Wiesel

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | April 27, 1999 | Trade Paperback

The Testament: A Novel is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
On August 12, 1952, Russia''s greatest Jewish writers were secretly executed by Stalin. In this remarkable blend of history and imagination, Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate but, unlike his real-life counterparts, he is permitted to leave a written testament. From a Jewish boyhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, Paltiel traveled down a road that embraced Communism, only to return to Russia and discover a Communist Party that had become his mortal enemy. Two decades later, Paltiel''s son, Grisha, reads this precious record of his father''s life and finds that it illuminates the shadowed planes of his own.
        
Passionate and fierce, this story of a father''s legacy to his son revisits some of the most dramatic events of our century, and confirms yet again Elie Wiesel''s stature as "a writer of the highest moral imagination" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: April 27, 1999

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0805211152

ISBN - 13: 9780805211153

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW This book was excellent. If you like elie wiesel's work, pick this up!
Date published: 1999-05-23

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The Testament: A Novel

by Elie Wiesel

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: April 27, 1999

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0805211152

ISBN - 13: 9780805211153

About the Book

On August 12, 1952, Russia's greatest Jewish writers were secretly executed by Stalin. In this remarkable blend of history and imagination, Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate but, unlike his real-life counterparts, he is permitted to leave a written testament. From a Jewish boyhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, Paltiel traveled down a road that embraced Communism, only to return to Russia and discover a Communist Party that had become his mortal enemy. Two decades later, Paltiel's son, Grisha, reads this precious record of his father's life and finds that it illuminates the shadowed planes of his own.
Passionate and fierce, this story of a father's legacy to his son revisits some of the most dramatic events of our century, and confirms yet again Elie Wiesel's stature as "a writer of the highest moral imagination" ("San Francisco Chronicle").

From the Publisher

On August 12, 1952, Russia''s greatest Jewish writers were secretly executed by Stalin. In this remarkable blend of history and imagination, Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate but, unlike his real-life counterparts, he is permitted to leave a written testament. From a Jewish boyhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, Paltiel traveled down a road that embraced Communism, only to return to Russia and discover a Communist Party that had become his mortal enemy. Two decades later, Paltiel''s son, Grisha, reads this precious record of his father''s life and finds that it illuminates the shadowed planes of his own.
        
Passionate and fierce, this story of a father''s legacy to his son revisits some of the most dramatic events of our century, and confirms yet again Elie Wiesel''s stature as "a writer of the highest moral imagination" (San Francisco Chronicle).

From the Jacket

On August 12, 1952, Russia''s greatest Jewish writers were secretly executed by Stalin. In this remarkable blend of history and imagination, Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate but, unlike his real-life counterparts, he is permitted to leave a written testament. From a Jewish boyhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, Paltiel traveled down a road that embraced Communism, only to return to Russia and discover a Communist Party that had become his mortal enemy. Two decades later, Paltiel''s son, Grisha, reads this precious record of his father''s life and finds that it illuminates the shadowed planes of his own.
Passionate and fierce, this story of a father''s legacy to his son revisits some of the most dramatic events of our century, and confirms yet again Elie Wiesel''s stature as "a writer of the highest moral imagination" ("San Francisco Chronicle).

About the Author

Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The author of more than forty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, he lives in New York with his family.

Editorial Reviews

"Reaches a climax of tragic power. . . . [Wiesel] has wrested life out of death."        
-- D. M. Thomas, author of The White Hotel

"A fervent, eloquent, and disciplined account of the moral journey endemic to our times."
-- Christian Science Monitor
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