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by | Read by Paul Michael

Fiction • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

In his quest to discover his family's history, protagonist Peter Debauer weaves a brilliant Proustian memoir evoking the small details of smells, taste, colors, and sounds of his last summer visit with his grandparents. Peter discovers a fragmented novel whose pseudonymous author seems familiar with aspects of Peter's own life in Germany after WWII, as well as the identity of his father. As secrets are revealed, moral issues relating to WWII come to the fore--a theme reminiscent of Schlink's earlier bestseller, THE READER. Paul Michael's subtle German accent and softened tones when speaking as a female lend the story credibility. Heim's graceful translation and dexterous use of English idioms keep characters and events clear as the novel spans the period from WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall. A.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0-7393-5924-2 $34.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-7393-5925-9 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4159-4880-4 $80.00 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4715-9 $80.00 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN 978-1415947166 $68.00

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