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The Reader
Author: Bernhard Schlink

ISBN: 9780307454898
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 25 November 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.31 x 1.73
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.

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