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Flights of Love

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'Perfectly crafted, intricate and haunting stories' from the bestselling author of THE READER.A mesmeric collection of stories about love. In his characteristically unsentimental, elegant and spare prose, Schlink unveils characters and relationships haunted by betrayal and guilt, in situations where self-examination is inescapable. FLIGHTS OF LOVE consists of seven stories, all of them weaving around the idea of love - why people are drawn to it and why some run away. Schlink shows us in turn love as desire, love as confusion, love as a quick affair, love as a drastic life-changing rebellion, love as a force of habit, love as self-betrayal. The cumulative effect is a book which uses effortlessly beguiling language to examine the universal human desire to find a lasting loving relationship, however thwarted that desire ultimately is.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 340.19g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753813971
  • 9780753813973
  • 154,898

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Reviews for the paperback of this are just coming in with ones in THE INDEPENDENT, the following from THE GUARDIAN 'Throughout, he turns tricky subjects into readable stories'Isabel Montgomery, THE GUARIDAN and ''As you acquait yourself with the cast of FLIGHTS OF LOVE you become completely wrapped up in thshow more

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 internationally bestselling novel The Reader, which became an Oscar-winning film starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes, the short story collections Flights of Love and Summer Lies, and several prize-winning crime novels. He lives in Berlin and New York.show more

Rating details

1,548 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (592)
3 32% (496)
2 6% (99)
1 2% (28)
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