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The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink
  

The Weekend

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From bestselling author of The Reader and again exploring, with great skill, the effects of dramatic historical events on the lives of individuals. 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

If you like Bernhard Schlink you might also like to read books by Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson and Christopher Fowler.

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Synopsis

The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink

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 had been 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.

Reviews

A haunting, riveting tale of people trapped by their past. * Good Book Guide (March) * A masterly examination of the nature of evil. * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * an enthralling exposition of personal and national histories and the relationships between the two * METRO *


About the Author

Bernhard Schlink

Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany is 1944. A professor of law at Humboldt University, Berlin and Cardozo Law School, New York, he is the author of the major international bestselling novel and movie The Reader, short story collection Flights of Love and several prize-winning crime novels. He lives in Berlin and New York.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th October 2011

Author

Bernhard Schlink

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Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780753828489

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