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The judges : a novel

When their plane from New York to Tel Aviv is forced down by bad weather, five passengers seek refuge at a nearby house where they encounter their enigmatic host, known only as the Judge, who forces them to confront the reality and meaning of their lives
Print Book, English, 2002
1st American ed View all formats and editions
Knopf : Distributed by Random House, New York, 2002
Psychological fiction
209 pages ; 22 cm
9780375409097, 0375409092
A plane headed from New York to Tel Aviv is forced to crash land at a small airport, and five survivors are given shelter in a nearby home. Once they are locked in, their enigmatic host tells them he is their judge, and they must reveal their lives to him. Shockingly, he announces the least worthy of them will be sentenced to death. Who should live, and who should die? Which crash survivor has the weakest claim on life?