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The Reader Bernhard Schlink 0679442790 9780679442790 Already an acclaimed & best-selling work of fiction in Europe (currently being translated into fourteen different languages worldwide), The Reader is both a literary surprise & a moral chal
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The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Already an acclaimed & best-selling work of fiction in Europe (currently being translated into fourteen different languages worldwide), The Reader is both a literary surprise & a moral challenge: a riveting, provocative, & deeply moving novel about a young boys erotic awakening in a passionate, clandestine love affair with an older woman, & what happens to them both when the secrets in her past are revealed. Fifteen-year-old Michael Berg becomes ill on the way home from school. A woman takes care of him. Later, the boy arrives at her home with a bunch of flowers to thank her. And then comes back again. Hanna is the first woman he has ever desired. But there is something slightly off-key about her. His questions about her family & her life go unanswered. One day Hanna simply disappears. Michaels life goes on, but he cant forget her. 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 so passionately is a criminal. Much about her behavior during the trial makes no sense. But then, suddenly & terribly, it does--Hanna is not only obliged to answer for a horrible crime, she is also desperately concealing an even deeper secret. As the past erupts into the present--both Michaels past with Hanna, & the past of Germany itself--Michael must accept that he will never be free of either of them.

Author: Bernhard Schlink

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 218

Publisher: Pantheon Books

Publication Date: 1997-06-01

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