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The Weekend
Author: Bernhard Schlink

ISBN: 9780307378156
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 12 October 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 14.3 x 2.3
A provocative, haunting novel from the acclaimed author of The Reader.

Old friends and lovers reunite for a weekend in a secluded country home after spending decades apart. They plumb their memories of each other and pass quiet judgments on the life decisions each has made since their youth. This isn't, however, just any old reunion, and their conversations of the old days aren't typical reminiscences.

After 24 years, Joerg - a convicted murderer and terrorist, is released from prison on a pardon. A former member of the Red Army Faction (or Baader-Meinhof Group), the announcement of Joerg's release is sure to send shock waves throughout Germany. But before this happens, his group of friends - most of whom were RAF sympathizers - gather for his first weekend of freedom.

They are invited by Christiane, Joerg's devoted sister, whose suffocating concern for her brother is matched only by the unrelenting pull of Marcko, a dangerously passionate young man intent on using Joerg to continue the cause.

About the Author

Bernhard Schlink was born in Ger...

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