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This is an auction for THE WEEKEND by Bernhard Schlink.

Amazon.com review:

“Old friends cautiously reunite at an isolated German estate after one of them is released from prison in Schlink's (THE READER) meditative novel on the past's grip on the present and the possibility - or impossibility - of redemption. Convicted of quadruple murder and numerous acts of terrorism on behalf of the radical left, Jörg spent 24 years in prison before being unexpectedly pardoned. His sister, Christiane - whose obsessive concern for her brother's welfare has turned her into a borderline recluse - arranges a gathering to welcome Jörg back into society. Among those assembled are journalist Henner, whom Jörg believes betrayed him to the police; quiet Ilse, using the weekend to begin a novel about a common friend's alleged suicide; and Marko, a young revolutionary keen on convincing Jörg to use his newly earned freedom to speak out against the current government. Schlink avoids the easy route of condemnation and salvation, never lingering too long on Jörg's crimes and though the past is admirably handled the book's real strength is the finely wrought dynamics among the characters, whose relationships and histories are fraught with a powerful sense of tension and possibly untoward potential.”

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2008.

215 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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