By (author) Elie Wiesel, Narrator George Guidall

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  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • Format: CD-Audio | 4 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 145mm x 15mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2006
  • ISBN 10: 1419396722
  • ISBN 13: 9781419396724
  • Sales rank: 1,449,773

Product description

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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"The anguish and loss of the moral Jew who has placed himself on the other side of the gun"