The Woman on the Stairs (Hardcover)

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By Bernhard Schlink, Joyce Hackett (Translator), Bradley Schmidt (Translator)
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Three men find themselves enthralled with the same woman: her husband, an industrialist who commissions a life-sized nude paining of her; the artist hired to do the painting; and a lawyer hired by the artist to regain certain rights over his work of art. Eventually the young woman and the painting disappear. Years later, the painting reappears, and all the men involved come together for a final confrontation.  Spellbinding!

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In a museum far from home a man stumbles onto a painting of a woman for whom he once, long ago, risked everything and who then mysteriously disappeared from his life.

As a young lawyer, the nameless protagonist of The Woman on the Stairs became entangled in the affairs of three people mired in a complex and destructive relationship. An artist, the woman whose portrait he had painted, and her husband became a triangle that drew the lawyer deeper and deeper into their tangled web. Now, encountering the painting that triggered it all, the lawyer must reconcile his past and present selves; when he eventually locates the woman, he is forced to confront the truth of his love and the reality that his life has been irrevocably changed.

With The Woman on the Stairs, the internationally acclaimed author of The Reader delivers a powerful new novel about obsession, creativity, and love. Intricately crafted, poignant, and beguiling, this is Bernhard Schlink writing at his peak.

About the Author


Bernhard Schlink is the author of the internationally best-selling novel The Reader. He is a former judge and teaches public law and legal philosophy at Humboldt University of Berlin and at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101870716
ISBN-10: 1101870710
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: March 14th, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English

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