THE SONDERBERG CASE
Wiesel’s words sing in this novel. There is a deep understanding of the psychology of self, and the protagonist is less a journey maker than a person who falls into experiences. It is how this ordinary man meets his challenges, evaluates his hardships, comes to terms with the inconceivable and makes his peace with his creator that bring such difficult subject matter into focus. While readership for this novel will be naturally limited by its dark subject matter, it should not be — it is a lyric of life, death and beauty that all can value.