Flights of Love

Flights of Love

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Book - 2002
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Bernhard Schlink brings to these seven superbly crafted stories the same sleek concision and moral acuity that made The Reader an international bestseller. His characters--men with importunate appetites and unfortunate habits of deception--are uneasily suspended between the desire for love and the impulse toward flight.
A young boy's fascination with an eerily erotic painting gradually leads him into the labyrinth of his family's secrets. The friendship between a West Berliner and an idealistic young couple from the East founders amid the prosperity and revelations that follow the collapse of communism. An acrobatic philanderer (one wife and two mistresses, all apparently quite happy) begins to crack under the weight of his abundance. By turns brooding and comic, and filled with the suspense that comes from the inexorable unfolding of character, Flights of Love is nothing less than masterful
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2002, c2001.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed. --
ISBN: 9780375725555
0375725555
Branch Call Number: FIC Schli
Characteristics: 308 p.
Additional Contributors: Woods, John E. (John Edwin)

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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 16, 2013

This is a collection of seven short stories by German writer Bernhard Schlink, translated into the English language from German. The theme here is 'love'. Pretty easy, light but thought-provoking reading. Enjoyable.

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