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Dawn

A Novel

Elie Wiesel; with a new preface by the author; Translated by Frances Frenaye

Hill and Wang

Dawn, the second book in Elie Wiesel's masterful Night trilogy, which begins with the unforgettable memoir Night and concludes with the acclaimed novel Day (previously titled The Accident), is a haunting meditation on guilt, moral ambiguity, and the justification man makes for the act of murder. Elisha, a young Holocaust survivor now living as a terrorist in British-controlled Palestine, awaits dawn, when he has been ordered to kill a captive English officer. 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 awaits the appointed hour for his act of assassination. A new preface by the author reflects on the enduring questions raised in Dawn and on the novel's place in this powerful trilogy.

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

"Shines gemlike with delicate writing,"--Saturday Review

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  • Elie Wiesel; with a new preface by the author; Translated by Frances Frenaye

  • Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books, including Night, his harrowing account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The book, first published in 1955, was selected for Oprah’s Book Club in 2006. Wiesel is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and lives with his family in New York City. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
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Dawn

A Novel

Elie Wiesel; with a new preface by the author; Translated by Frances Frenaye

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