"The Weekend" is the latest novel from Bernard Schlink, bestselling author of "The Reader." It tells the story of a group of people involved in the political upheaval in Germany in the 1970s and how it affects their lives today.
After twenty-four years, Jörg, a convicted murderer and terrorist, has been released from prison. The announcement of his pardon sends shock waves throughout the country, but before the announcement, his friends—some of whom were Baader-Meinhof sympathizers or those who clung to them—gather for his first weekend of freedom. They excavate old memories and pass clandestine judgments on the wildly divergent paths they’ve taken since their youth.
In this Vook, chapters from "The Weekend" are paired with videos featuring Schlink as he reflects on terror, politics and his writing process. These videos are a window into the author's mind, and give insight to the history behind the story. As a special bonus at the end of this Vook, read Bernard Schlink's short story "A Little Fling."
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