A Mad Desire to Dance
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Random House
Price: $28 (Hardcover)

In the office of his psychiatrist, Dr. Thérèse Goldschmidt, Doriel rhymes off his struggles and rants about his troubled life. The 60-year-old Polish Jew is living in New York, but never reconciled the loss of his family in Europe years ago. Following the Holocaust, in which his mother found a calling as a Resistance member, both of his parents perished in an accident, the last of his family after his siblings were murdered. In A Mad Desire to Dance, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel details the intellectual haunting and mental disorder that plague Doriel in his senile pursuit of redemption.