The Reader

Author: Bernhard Schlink
Homepage 9780753804704

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9780753804704
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Phoenix
  • : 0.23
  • : October 1997
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 16mm
  • : 19.99
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  • : books

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  • : Paperback
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  • : 216
  • : 32 colour illustrations
Barcode 9780753804704
9780753804704

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

Author description

Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany in 1944. A professor of law at the University of Berlin and a practising judge, he is the author of the major international best-selling novel The Reader as well as several prize-winning crime novels. He lives in Bonn and Berlin.