The Reader is both a literary surprise and a moral challenge: a riveting, provocative, and deeply moving novel about a young boys 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. Later, 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 slightly off-key about her. His questions about her family and her life go unanswered. One day Hanna simply disappears. Michaels life goes on, but he cant 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. As the past erupts into the present — both Michaels past with Hanna, and the past of Germany itself — Michael must accept that he will never be free of either of them.
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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
- Publication date
- May 15, 1999
- Age range
- 18+ Years
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- PDF, CHM, FB2, FB3
- Low quality scanned pages
- 6.12 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.69 (d)
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