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The Weekend

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
A provocative, haunting novel from the acclaimed author of The Reader.

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, Jörg, a convicted murderer and terrorist, has been released from prison. The announcement of his pardon sends shock waves throughout the country, but before the announcement, his friends - some of whom were Baader-Meinhof sympathizers or those who clung to them - gather for his first weekend of freedom. They are invited by Jörg's devoted sister, Christiane, whose overwhelming concern for her brother's safety is matched only by the unrelenting pull of Marko, a unnervingly passionate young man intent on having Jörg continue to fight for the cause.

Bernhard Schlink is at his finest as The Weekend unfolds. Passions are pitted against pragmatism, ideas against actions, and hopes against heartbreaking realities.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Weekend, The (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 1-4458-5577-1 / 978-1-4458-5577-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: AUDIOGO
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October 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Weekend: A Novel
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-307-37815-2 / 978-0-307-37815-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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October 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Weekend
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-297-86317-7 / 978-0-297-86317-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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Paperback Editions

December 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Weekend
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 1-4458-5578-X / 978-1-4458-5578-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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October 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Weekend
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-7538-2848-0 / 978-0-7538-2848-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Weekend (Vintage International)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-307-45631-5 / 978-0-307-45631-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Weekend
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-7538-2849-9 / 978-0-7538-2849-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Weekend
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-297-86318-5 / 978-0-297-86318-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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January 2010 : Paperback
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Title: Week End
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 2070402649 / 978-2070402649
Publisher: Gallimard Education
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Audio Editions

April 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Weekend
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 1-4498-2558-3 / 978-1-4498-2558-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Weekend
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink, Shaun Whiteside
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Weekend
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink, Shaun Whiteside
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Weekend (Unabridged)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 1-4498-4604-1 / 978-1-4498-4604-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2008 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Weekend [Unabridged]
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 1-4498-2557-5 / 978-1-4498-2557-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Weekend
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Weekend: A Novel (Vintage International)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA