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The Reader - (Vintage International) by Bernhard Schlink (Paperback)

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - 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.

"A formally beautiful, disturbing and finally morally devastating novel." --Los Angeles Times

When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.



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AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION

"A formally beautiful, disturbing and finally morally devastating novel." --Los Angeles Times

"Moving, suggestive and ultimately hopeful.... [The Reader] leaps national boundaries and speaks straight to the heart."--The New York Times Book Review

"Arresting, philosophically elegant, morally complex.... Mr. Schlink tells his story with marvelous directness and simplicity."--The New York Times

"Haunting.... What Schlink does best, what makes this novel most memorable, are the small moments of highly charged eroticism." --Francine Prose, Elle




About the Author



BERNHARD SCHLINK was born in Germany in 1944. A professor of law at the University of Berlin and a practicing judge, he is also the author of several prize-winning crime novels. He lives in Bonn and Berlin.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Vintage International
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Author: Bernhard Schlink
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 1999
TCIN: 11340221
UPC: 9780375707971
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-7677
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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