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Summer Lies

(2012)
A collection of stories by

 
 
From Bernhard Schlink, the internationally best-selling author of The Reader, come seven provocative and masterfully calibrated stories. A keen dissection of the ways in which we play with truth and less-than-truth in our lives. Summer Lies brims with the delusions, the passions, the outbursts, and the sometimes irrational justifications people make within a m lange of beautifully rendered relationships. In " After the Season," a man falls quickly in love with a woman he meets on the beach but wrestles with his incongruous feelings of betrayal after he learns she's rich. In "Johann Sebastian Bach on Ruegen," a son tries to put his resentment toward his emotionally distant father behind him by proposing a trip to a Back festival but soon realizes, during his efforts to reconnect, that it wasn't his father who was the distant one. A philandering playwright is accused to infidelity by his wife in "The Night in Baden-Baden," but he sees her accusations as nothing more than a means to exculpate himself of his guilt as he carries on with his ways. And in "Stranger in the Night," an obliging professor becomes an accomplice - not entirely unwittingly - to the temporary escape of a charismatic fugitive on a delayed flight from New York to Frankfurt.

The truth, as once character puts it, is "passionate, beautiful sometimes, and sometimes hideous, it can make you happy and it can torture you, and it always sets you free." Tantalizingly, so is the act of telling a lie - to others and to ourselves.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Summer Lies: Stories
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-307-90726-0 / 978-0-307-90726-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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September 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Summer Lies
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-297-86700-8 / 978-0-297-86700-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Summer Lies: Stories (Vintage International)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-307-94832-3 / 978-0-307-94832-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Summer Lies
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 1-78022-091-X / 978-1-78022-091-8 (UK edition)
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March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Summer Lies
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 1-78022-329-3 / 978-1-78022-329-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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March 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: Summer Lies
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-297-86705-9 / 978-0-297-86705-0 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

August 2012 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Summer Lies
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 1-61120-935-8 / 978-1-61120-935-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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August 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Summer Lies
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 1-61120-939-0 / 978-1-61120-939-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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August 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Summer Lies
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink, Carol Janeway (Translator)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Summer Lies
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Summer Lies: Stories (Vintage International)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA