Now in paperback from Schocken Books, Elie Wiesel’s newest novel A Mad Desire to Dance “reminds us, with force, that his writing is alive and strong. The master has once again found a startling freshness” (Le Monde des Livres).
About the author
Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty works of fiction and nonfiction, including his best-selling memoir Night. He has been awarded the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the rank of Grand Croix in the French Legion of Honor, and an honorary knighthood by the Queen of England. In 1986 he received the Nobel Peace Prize, and he received the National Humanities Medal in 2010. Since 1976, he has been Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University.
Praise for A Mad Desire to Dance
“A Mad Desire to Dance shows the sensibility of a literary wanderer who has not finished searching for answers to his original anguished questions . . . . The novel’s . . . satisfactions lie in a sense of shared responsibility betweenn teller and listener, a confidential yet far-reaching partnership that began four decades ago with Night.” —The Washington Post
“Elie Wiesel once more confirms his influence as a master storyteller who can weave an intricate narrative into a complex portrait of a man at once obliterated and remade.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Austerely written [and] thought-provoking.” —The New York Times Book Review
“In its own high-stepping yet paradoxically heart-wracking way, [A Mad Desire to Dance] can most assuredly be considered Beautiful (almost beyond belief).” —The Philadelphia Inquirer