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    Bernhard Schlink - The Gordian Knot

    Bernhard Schlink - The Gordian Knot
    Publisher: Vintage; Unabridged edition (December 7, 2010) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0375725563 | EPUB + MOBI | 256 pages | 0.3 mb + 0.3 mb

    Georg Polger is down and out in Provence. The translating assignments that pay his bills aren’t coming fast enough. When a new translation firm opens near his village, he finds work, money, and love with Francoise, the firm’s beautiful secretary. Soon, they’re living together, and Georg’s life is perfect. But that changes when he discovers Francoise photographing diagrams of a revolutionary new helicopter that are part of his latest assignment. Francoise disappears, and Georg understands that he’s been a pawn in an espionage operation. Impetuously, Georg travels to New York to find Francoise and try to understand what happened to his perfect life. Schlink, whose Holocaust novel The Reader (1997) was a best-seller, seems bent on defying genre categorization. Individual scenes in this novel might recall Kafka and Camus, but the primary focus is on quotidian events. There’s an espionage element, but naive, self-important Georg is the easiest of marks, and the erratic Francoise is hardly a practiced seductress. In the end, this offbeat, engaging novel is simply the moving story of two flawed people.



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