A NovelBook - 2012
It's 1975, and Shaltiel Feigenberg has been taken hostage. His captors, an Arab and an Italian, don't explain why the innocent Shaltiel has been chosen - just that his life will be bartered for the freedom of three Palestinian prisoners. As his days of waiting commence, Shaltiel resorts to what he does best, telling stories to himself and to the men who hold his fate in their hands: memories of a Communist brother, a childhood spent hiding from the Nazis in a cellar, the kindness of liberating Russian soldiers, and the unrest of the 1960s.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.
Characteristics: 213 pages ;,22 cm.