By Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway
Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the ethical claims it makes upon the reader, this enthralling novel is a narrative of affection and secrets and techniques, horror and compassion, unfolding opposed to the haunted panorama of postwar Germany.
When he falls sick on his means domestic from institution, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued through Hanna, a girl two times his age. In time she turns into his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. whilst Michael subsequent sees her, he's a tender legislations scholar, and she or he is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to safeguard her innocence, Michael progressively realizes that Hanna might be guarding a mystery she considers extra shameful than homicide.