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The Woman on the Stairs by Bernhard Schlink

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March 2017, no. 389

The Woman on the Stairs by Bernhard Schlink

Weidenfeld & Nicolson $29.99 pb, 227 pp, 9781474604994

The Woman on the Stairs by Bernhard Schlink

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March 2017, no. 389

Certain themes suffuse Bernhard Schlink’s fiction: memory, mystery, secrets, guilt, shame. Schlink mixes them in various permutations and intensities, but they are ever present in novels that have vaulting philosophical ambition beneath their simple narratives.

Miriam Cosic reviews 'The Woman on the Stairs' by Bernhard Schlink

The Woman on the Stairs

by Bernhard Schlink

Weidenfeld & Nicolson $29.99 pb, 227 pp, 9781474604994