Flights of Love

Author(s): Bernhard Schlink


'Perfectly crafted, intricate and haunting stories' from the bestselling author of THE READER. A mesmeric collection of stories about love. In his characteristically unsentimental, elegant and spare prose, Schlink unveils characters and relationships haunted by betrayal and guilt, in situations where self-examination is inescapable. FLIGHTS OF LOVE consists of seven stories, all of them weaving around the idea of love - why people are drawn to it and why some run away. Schlink shows us in turn love as desire, love as confusion, love as a quick affair, love as a drastic life-changing rebellion, love as a force of habit, love as self-betrayal. The cumulative effect is a book which uses effortlessly beguiling language to examine the universal human desire to find a lasting loving relationship, however thwarted that desire ultimately is.


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The Reader established a huge readership - over 320,000 paperbacks sold to date Paperback edition of The Reader has been reprinted twenty times Flights of Love is a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller Bernhard Schlink's writing has popular appeal - The Reader was an 'Oprah Choice' Flights of Love has been in the German bestseller lists since publication 12 months ago - over 300,000 hardcovers sold 'Perfectly crafted, intricate and haunting stories' Financial Times 'This new book will delight and surprise Schlink's admirers while converting his critics. It has a humour, lightness of touch, beguiling candour and subtle irony' Irish Times 'Subtly nuanced, often elegaic and especially eloquent about the need for compassion and collective responsibility' Time Out

Reviews for the paperback of this are just coming in with ones in THE INDEPENDENT, the following from THE GUARDIAN 'Throughout, he turns tricky subjects into readable stories'Isabel Montgomery, THE GUARIDAN and ''As you acquait yourself with the cast of FLIGHTS OF LOVE you become completely wrapped up in th

Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany in 1944. A professor of law at the University of Berlin and a practising judge, he is the author of the major international best-selling novel The Reader as well as several prize-winning crime novels. He lives in Bonn and Berlin.

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  • : 9780753813973
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : 0.297
  • : August 2002
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : 320
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Bernhard Schlink