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Bernhard Schlink (translator: Carol Brown Janeway)
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.
"Bernhard Schlink 's extraordinary novel 'The Reader' is a compelling meditation on the connections between Germany's past and its present, dramatised with extreme emotional intelligence as the story of a relationship between the narrator and an older woman. It has won deserved praise across Europe for the tact and power with which it handles its material, both erotic and philosophical."
ISBN 13: 9780753823293 | ISBN 10: 0753823292
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