New York: Signet Books, 1953. Stanley Zukerberg (cover art). First Printing. Paperback. Used - Good. Front inner hinge worn with some leaves detached but now repaired. Toned. Clean and unmarked. Binding is tight. 11 x 18 cm. 318 pp. Item #9222
A Signet Giant. # S1023.
In Spark of Life, a powerful classic from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front, one man’s dream of freedom inspires a valiant resistance against the Nazi war machine.
For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German concentration camp, persevering in the most hellish conditions. Deathly weak, he still has his wits about him and he senses that the end of the war is near. If he and the other living corpses in his barracks can hold on for liberation—or force their own—then their suffering will not have been in vain.
Now the SS who run the camp are ratcheting up the terror. But their expectations are jaded and their defenses are down. It is possible that the courageous yet terribly weak prisoners have just enough left in them to resist. And if they die fighting, they will die on their own terms, cheating the Nazis out of their devil’s contract.