Summer Lies by Bernhard Schlink audiobook

Summer Lies

By Bernhard Schlink
Translated by Carol Janeway
Read by David Colacci

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7.98 Hours Unabridged
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FromBernhard Schlink, the internationally bestselling author of The Reader, comeseven provocative and masterfully calibrated stories. A keen dissection of theways in which we play with truth and less-than-truth in our lives. SummerLies brims with the delusions, the passions, the outbursts, and thesometimes irrational justifications people make within a mélange of beautifullyrendered relationships. In “Afterthe Season,” a man falls quickly in love with a woman he meets on the beach butwrestles with his incongruous feelings of betrayal after he learns she’s rich.In “Johann Sebastian Bach on Ruegen,” a son tries to put his resentment towardhis emotionally distant father behind him by proposing a trip to a Backfestival but soon realizes, during his efforts to reconnect, that it wasn’t hisfather who was the distant one. A philandering playwright is accused toinfidelity by his wife in “The Night in Baden-Baden,” but he sees heraccusations as nothing more than a means to exculpate himself of his guilt ashe carries on with his ways. And in “Stranger in the Night,” an obligingprofessor becomes an accomplice, not entirely unwittingly, to the temporaryescape of a charismatic fugitive on a delayed flight from New York toFrankfurt. Thetruth, as once character puts it, is “passionate, beautiful sometimes, andsometimes hideous, it can make you happy and it can torture you, and it alwayssets you free.” Tantalizingly, so is the act of telling a lie, to others and toourselves.

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Summary

Summary

FromBernhard Schlink, the internationally bestselling author of The Reader, comeseven provocative and masterfully calibrated stories. A keen dissection of theways in which we play with truth and less-than-truth in our lives. SummerLies brims with the delusions, the passions, the outbursts, and thesometimes irrational justifications people make within a mélange of beautifullyrendered relationships.

In “Afterthe Season,” a man falls quickly in love with a woman he meets on the beach butwrestles with his incongruous feelings of betrayal after he learns she’s rich.In “Johann Sebastian Bach on Ruegen,” a son tries to put his resentment towardhis emotionally distant father behind him by proposing a trip to a Backfestival but soon realizes, during his efforts to reconnect, that it wasn’t hisfather who was the distant one. A philandering playwright is accused toinfidelity by his wife in “The Night in Baden-Baden,” but he sees heraccusations as nothing more than a means to exculpate himself of his guilt ashe carries on with his ways. And in “Stranger in the Night,” an obligingprofessor becomes an accomplice, not entirely unwittingly, to the temporaryescape of a charismatic fugitive on a delayed flight from New York toFrankfurt.

Thetruth, as once character puts it, is “passionate, beautiful sometimes, andsometimes hideous, it can make you happy and it can torture you, and it alwayssets you free.” Tantalizingly, so is the act of telling a lie, to others and toourselves.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In each affecting story in this hot, blurry haze of summer, the valley between truth and deception is neither straight nor wide.” Booklist
“A thoughtful, stimulating collection.” Kirkus Reviews
“Eloquent and profound…A generally top-notch collection from Schlink.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Bernhard Schlink

Author Bio: Bernhard Schlink

Bernhard Schlink is the author of the internationally best-selling novel The Reader. He is a former judge and teaches public law and legal philosophy at Humboldt University in Berlin and at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English