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Author Schlink, Bernhard, author

Title The reader / Bernhard Schlink ; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway
Edition First Vintage International edition
Published New York : Vintage International, 1998


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Description 218 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-yer-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover. She enthralls him with her passion, but puzzles him with her silences. Then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student and Hanna is on trial for a hideous crime. But as he watches her refuse to defend herself, Michael gradually realizes that his former lover may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder
Notes Originally published as Der Vorleser by Diogenes Verlag, Switzerland in 1995. First English edition published in 1997 by Pantheon Books, New York
Subject War crime trials -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Fiction.
Germany -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Janeway, Carol Brown, translator
LC no. 00001453
ISBN 0375707972
Other Titles Vorleser. English