The Messenger Yannick Haenel
In 1942, Jan Karski, a Polish Resistance fighter, was charged with a mission of history-changing importance: to witness the Warsaw ghetto first-hand and report to the Allies the catastrophic fate of the Jews in Poland. Hewas to be the messsenger. But President Roosevelt yawned when Karski told him of the horror he had seen. Yannick Haenel’s bestselling and prize-winning hybrid novel is about the fate of a man who lived out his life with the terrible regret that he had failedto achieve his mission. Compelling and tragic, The Messenger shows us a man’s moral courage in the face of silence and disregard, and raises questions about our collective humanity.