An exceptionally powerful novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt
and memory against the background of the Holocaust. An international bestseller.
For 15-year-old Michael Berg, a chance meeting with an older woman
leads to far more than he ever imagined. The woman in question is Hanna,
and before long they embark on a passionate, clandestine love affair which
leaves Michael both euphoric and confused. For Hanna is not all she seems.
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 is a criminal. Much about her behaviour during the trial does not
make 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.
'A tender, horrifying novel that shows blazingly well how the Holocaust
should be dealt with in fiction. A thriller, a love story and a deeply
moving examination of a German conscience'
- Independent Saturday Magazine
Text in English
Translator: C. Brown Janewat
Taal / Language : English
|Paperback / softback
198 x 129 x 17 mm
Levertijd: 5 tot 7 werkdagen
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|Literaire fictie algemeen