Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
The Sonderberg Case
by Elie Wiesel
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English (1)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307272206, Hardcover)From the Nobel laureate and author of the masterly Night, a deeply felt, beautifully written novel of morality, guilt, and innocence.
Despite personal success, Yedidyah—a theater critic in New York City, husband to a stage actress, father to two sons—finds himself increasingly drawn to the past. As he reflects on his life and the decisions he’s made, he longingly reminisces about the relationships he once had with the men in his family (his father, his uncle, his grandfather) and the questions that remain unanswered. It’s a feeling that is further complicated when Yedidyah is assigned to cover the murder trial of a German expatriate named Werner Sonderberg. Sonderberg returned alone from a walk in the Adirondacks with an elderly uncle, whose lifeless body was soon retrieved from the woods. His plea is enigmatic: “Guilty . . . and not guilty.”
These words strike a chord in Yedidyah, plunging him into feelings that bring him harrowingly close to madness. As Sonderberg’s trial moves along a path of dizzying yet revelatory twists and turns, Yedidyah begins to understand his own family’s hidden past and finally liberates himself from the shadow it has cast over his life.
With his signature elegance and thoughtfulness, Elie Wiesel has given us an enthralling psychological mystery, both vividly dramatic and profoundly emotional.
(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:33:07 -0400)
Ruminating on his past relationships with the men in his family, New York city theater critic Yedidyah is assigned to cover the murder trial of a German expatriate whose enigmatic plea triggers Yedidyah's own revelations.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.