The Reader Schlink, Bernhard

The Reader

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An exceptionally powerful novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt and memory against the background of the Holocaust. An international bestseller.

For 15-year-old Michael Berg, a chance meeting with an older woman leads to far more than he ever imagined. The woman in question is Hanna, and before long they embark on a passionate, clandestine love affair which leaves Michael both euphoric and confused. For Hanna is not all she seems.

Years later, as a law student observing a trial in Germany, Michael is shocked to realize that the person in the dock is Hanna. The woman he had loved is a criminal. Much about her behaviour during the trial does not make sense. But then suddenly, and terribly, it does - Hanna is not only obliged to answer for a horrible crime, she is also desperately concealing an even deeper secret.

'A tender, horrifying novel that shows blazingly well how the Holocaust should be dealt with in fiction. A thriller, a love story and a deeply moving examination of a German conscience' INDEPENDENT



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780753804704
BY (AUTHOR) Schlink, Bernhard
PUBLISHER : Orion Publishing Co PUBLICATION DATE : February 28, 1998
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 133 mm x 201 mm
WEIGHT : 228 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION : An exceptionally powerful novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt and memory against the background of the Holocaust. An international bestseller.For 15-year-old Michael Berg, a chance meeting with an older woman leads to far more than he ever imagined. The woman in question is Hanna, and before long they embark on a passionate, clandestine love affair which leaves Michael both euphoric and confused. For Hanna is not all she seems. Years later, as a law student observing a trial in Germany, Michael is shocked to realize that the person in the dock is Hanna. The woman he had loved is a criminal. Much about her behaviour during the trial does not make sense. But then suddenly, and terribly, it does - Hanna is not only obliged to answer for a horrible crime, she is also desperately concealing an even deeper secret.'A tender, horrifying novel that shows blazingly well how the Holocaust should be dealt with in fiction. A thriller, a love story and a deeply moving examination of a German conscience' INDEPENDENT PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780753804704 BY (AUTHOR) Schlink, Bernhard PUBLISHER : Orion Publishing Co PUBLICATION DATE : February 28, 1998 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Weidenfeld & Nicolson LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 133 mm x 201 mm WEIGHT : 228 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items