Homecoming

Homecoming

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A mesmerising tale of discovery, of the search for identity and of the need for understanding and forgiveness.As a child raised by his mother in post-war Germany, Peter Debauer becomes fascinated by a story he discovers in the proof pages of a novel edited by his grandparents. It is the tale of a German prisoner of war who escapes from a Russian camp and braves countless dangers to return home to a wife who believes him to be dead. But the novel is incomplete and Peter becomes obsessed by the question of what happened when the soldier and his wife met again.Years later, the adult Peter remembers the novel and embarks on a search for the missing pages that soon becomes a mysterious search for his own father, a German soldier whom he always believed was killed in the war.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 24mm | 250g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0753823284
  • 9780753823286
  • 155,957

Review quote

Schlink wrestles with how to deal with the sins of fathers in this absorbing novel. * WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY * a book of disarming honesty and insight * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * Schlink's book of longing remains both stylish and intelligent * OBSERVER * An even deeper mystery unravels in this compelling tale that addresses Germany's troubled history, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the challenges facing a country that's still very much divided * SHE *show 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 international bestselling novel and movie The Reader, short story collection Flights of Love and several prize-winning crime novels. He lives in Berlin and New York.show more

Review Text

An even deeper mystery unravels in this compelling tale that addresses Germany's troubled history, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the challenges facing a country that's still very much divided SHEshow more

Rating details

1,757 ratings
3.2 out of 5 stars
5 11% (200)
4 27% (479)
3 37% (651)
2 19% (327)
1 6% (100)
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