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The Reader

by Prof Bernhard schlink

  • Current Status of this Book:Recently Set Free
  • Copies in circulation:2
  • Copies in the wild:2
  • Copies in circulation (All Editions):2
  • Binding: Paperback (240 pages)
  • Publisher: W&N (2008-12-01)
  • Language: English
  • Category:Romance

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Synopsis'A thriller, a love story and a deeply moving examination of a German conscience' [Independent on Saturday]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.

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