For Every Sin
978-0-8021-3446-2 • $11.00 • Paperback • May 1996
Aharon Appelfeld has been counted among “the world’s finest
contemporary writers,” and his writing has been described as “complex” and
“absorbing” by the Washington Times. In For Every Sin, a 1989 Jewish Book Award Finalist, he recounts the
moving and unforgettable story of Theo, a young Holocaust survivor struggling
to come to terms with his experience.
A student when he was first imprisoned, Theo is a young man
who has lost his family and friends and wants nothing more than to return to
his home. In a desperate attempt to escape the pain of the camps, he sets out
to walk across Europe, determined to remain alone until he has regained his
strength. In the nightmarish world he enters, haunted by images from his past
and continually reunited with fellow survivors, he is forced to come face to
face with his own demons and the human condition from which he cannot escape.