Who Was David Weiser?

Who Was David Weiser?

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During the sweltering summer of 1957 in Gdansk, three boys and a girl fall under the spell of a mysterious classmate, David Weiser. A thin Jewish boy of few words, Weiser can hypnotize panthers, shoot a bullet through a Hitler stamp at a hundred meters, and even levitate. After staging a spectacular explosion with a hidden cache of old German munitions, Weiser and the girl, Elka, vanish without a trace, leaving the three other boys, including Pawel Heller - the novel's narrator - to explain his disappearance to the authorities. But the boys won't talk.What happened to David Weiser? And who was he - a demon, a prophet, or just a boy? Heller's quest for the answers to these questions makes for a beguiling and haunting tale.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0156001276
  • 9780156001274

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