A conversation between strangers on a long-haul flight will change lives for ever; one night in Baden-Baden will threaten to tear a couple apart; a meeting with an ex-lover will give a divorcee a second chance; holiday lovers will struggle in the harsh reality of daily routine...As Schlink's characters navigate their lives, we discover the many faces of love: the small betrayals, hidden truths and abiding affections. In Schlink's trademark spare prose, we come face-to-face with the desires and jealousies that define our daily lives, with the fragility of happiness, and with the abiding possibility of hope. Tender yet unsentimental, achingly personal yet utterly universal, SUMMER LIES asks what it means to love, to deceive and ultimately, to be human.
Why buy from World of Books
Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
With his mournful, meditative new collection of stories, translated, like 'The Reader', by Carol Brown Janeway, Mr Schlink comes closer than ever to putting the war behind him... Each story in 'Summer Lies' has heft, solidity - even more of an accomplishment given the delicate, fleeting emotions it captures INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE Unlike many novelists who use short fiction as a rest stop on the highway to longer works, Schlink seems to have lingered with these stories. Each story in Summer Lies has heft, solidity - even more of an accomplishment given the delicate, fleeting emotions it captures THE SCOTSMAN Summer Lies is pleasingly dark in its reflections on disappointment and sorrow in adult life... Admirers of The Reader will not be disappointed FINANCIAL TIMES For all the hideous history behind it, his global bestseller The Reader shared with the rest of Bernhard Schlink's fiction a keen but cool grasp of the role of chance and happenstance in every human life... these stories by the lawyer, judge and writer show how fate - or drift, or accident - can change the course of even the most controlled career -- Boyd Tonkin THE INDEPENDENT These quiet but memorable stories by the author of The Reader hinge on those moments when whole lives may - or may not - change. At turning-points, his characters either pursue a new path or flee from the unknown. But even for these orderly, thoughtful post-war Germans, chance often reigns and fate will mock their choice i newspaper
About 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 film THE READER, short story collection FLIGHTS OF LOVE and several prize-winning crime novels. He lives in Berlin and New York.
Summer Lies by Bernhard Schlink
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.