The Reader

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The Reader ( Oprah's Book Club )

Contributor(s): Schlink, Bernhard (Author)
ISBN: 0375707972 EAN: 9780375707971
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
US SRP: $16.00 US
Binding: Paperback: 224 pages
Pub Date: March 07, 1999

Annotation: 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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- Fiction | Literary