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The reader: a novel

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A provocative story of a young boy's erotic awakening in a passionate, clandestine love affair with an older woman, and what happens to them both when the secrets in her past are revealed.

Fifteen-year-old Michael Berg becomes ill on the way home from school. A woman takes care of him. The boy arrives at her home with a bunch of flowers to thank her. And then comes back again. Hanna is the first woman he has ever desired. But there is something harsh about her. His questions about her family and her life go unanswered. One day Hanna simply disappears. Michael's life goes on, but he can't forget her.

Years later, as a law student observing a trial in Germany, Michael is shocked to realize that the person in the dock is Hanna. The woman he had loved so passionately is a criminal. Much about her behavior during the trial makes no sense. But then, suddenly and terribly, it does -- Hanna is not only obliged to answer for a horrible crime, she is also desperately concealing an even deeper secret.

The past erupts into the present -- both his past with Hanna, and Germany's past. And Michael must accept the fact that he will never be fre

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9780375707971
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9781415960141
9780679442790
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.7, 7 Points
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subject_facetClassics -- FICTION
Electronic books
Germany -- Fiction
Historical -- FICTION
Literary -- FICTION
Love stories
Psychological fiction
War crime trials -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Fiction
title_displayThe reader : a novel
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The Reader [eBook] Schlink, Bernhard.
The reader : a novel / Bernhard Schlink ; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway
title_shortThe reader
title_suba novel
topic_facetAtrocities
Classic Literature
Classics
Fiction
Historical
Historical Fiction
Literary
Literature
War crime trials
World War, 1939-1945