9780375707971

The Reader

ISBN 10: 0375707972 / 0-375-70797-2
ISBN 13: 9780375707971
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

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-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.


Review:

"The best novel I read this year....An unforgettable short tale about love, horror and mercy in Germany before and after 1945. Word of mouth about this novel ran all over Europe before the publicity machine caught up."

Neil Ascherson, Independent on Sunday (London)

Review:

"Schlink's daring fusion of 19th-century post-romantic, post-fairy-tale models with the awful history of the 20th-century makes for a moving, suggestive and ultimately hopeful work."

Suzanne Ruta, New York Times Book Review, 07/27/1997

 

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