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Schlink, Bernhard (Translated by Shaun Whiteside). THE WEEKEND. London, England: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 220 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's novel on terror. One of the most important literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published simultaneously with the American Edition as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Bernhard Schlink's "Das Wochenende" in a felicitous English translation. "Old friends and lovers reunite for a weekend in a secluded country home after spending decades apart. They excavate old memories and pass clandestine judgments on the wildly divergent paths they've taken since their youth. But this isn't just any reunion, and their conversations about the old days aren't your typical reminiscences: After twenty-four years, Jorg, a convicted murderer and terrorist, has been released from prison. The announcement of his pardon will send shock waves throughout the country, but before the announcement, his friends, some of whom were Baader-Meinhof sympathizers, gather for his first weekend of freedom. Passions are pitted against pragmatism, ideas against actions, and hopes against heartbreaking realities" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for Bernhard Schlink collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of relatively few copies of the First British Edition/First Printing still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: Most copies of the American Edition, which is more widely available online, are remainder-marked. A scarce copy thus. One of the finest living writers. A fine copy. . ISBN 0927863170. $30.00

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