Oskar Klausenstock Pens Touching Novel of Guilt and Forgiveness

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Two men of different backgrounds have an intellectual and spiritual encounter in ‘The Prayer’.

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"It is a story of tragedies and a search of redemption through prayer and confession," writes Klausenstock, who is himself a Holocaust survivor.

"The Prayer" (published by iUniverse), author Oskar Klausenstock’s remarkable debut novel, tells the story of a Holocaust survivor and an aged Irish revolutionary who form a special connection and understanding of one another and eventually discover the path to forgiveness and redemption.

"It is a story of tragedies and a search of redemption through prayer and confession," writes Klausenstock, who is himself a Holocaust survivor.

In this short, poignant novel, Dr. K., a Jewish med student working late at a hospital, is asked by some nurses to sit with Father O’Malley, a dying Catholic priest who may not live out the night. Though they have little in common when they begin, their conversation reveals the same pain and guilt that has dogged both men throughout their lives. By morning, they are changed men.

An excerpt from "The Prayer":

"It was only an accidental night's encounter. Two worlds apart, strangers to one another, yet in so many ways so much alike during those twilight hours of his passing from being to non-being. Bound by a past, we were. One, we both tried to shake, escape from, but one that followed us like our shadows that only the night could hide, mine to reappear with each sunrise, his erased by that eternal darkness waiting in the wings."

"The Prayer"
By Oskar Klausenstock
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 110 pages | ISBN 9781491703946
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 110 pages | ISBN 9781491703939
E-Book | 110 pages | ISBN 9781491703953
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Oskar Klausenstock was born and raised in Poland, where he spent time in several concentration camps during World War II. He arrived in the United States in 1949 and attended Boston University. He has published poetry and research papers and is now a retired physician. He lives with his family in California.

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