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Crime Stories

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ISBN-10: 0307594157

ISBN-13: 9780307594150

Edition: 2011

Authors: Carol Janeway, Ferdinand von Schirach

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The jolting debut collection of stories from one of Germanyrs"s most prominent defense attorneys, based on his own experience in court and as a close observer of the criminal mind and motive. The narrator of the nine stories inCrimeis coolly intelligent, yet full of compassion for the worldweary, lonely, sometimes foolish characters who populate its pages. Among the cast of criminals is Fahner, a small-town doctor whose patience with his cruel wife runs out after what feels like a lifetime of abuse; Theresa and Leonard, privileged, neglected, and ultimately doomed siblings whose escape from their fatherrs"s uncaring household offers only a short-lived freedom; Karim, the youngest, pluckiest brother in a family of petty criminals who hides his wiles behind the cards he plays close to the vest; and a nameless man who ceases to speak after killing two skinhead attackers. Yet, however heinous the crimes, the author lets us see the human at the core. Writing from his unique perspective, Ferdinand von Schirach offers a quietly powerful, nuanced perspective on guilt and justice.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/11/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Thomas Bernhardwas born in Holland in 1931 and grew up in Austria. The winner of the three most distinguished and coveted literary prizes awarded in Germany, he has become one of the most widely translated and admired writers of his generation. His novels published in English includeThe Loser, Frost, Gargoyles,andWittgensteinrsquo;s Nephew.The five segments of his memoir were published in one volume,Gathering Evidence,in 1985. Bernhard died in 1989.