About this book
As a child in post-war Germany, Peter Debauer found a manuscript about a German POW who escaped the Russian camps and returned home. Now fully grown, he determines to find out if the story was true, and what happened to the man in the manuscript. 'Schlink has put together a clever package and skillfully guides the reader through modern German history' "Sunday Telegraph"
A mesmerising tale of discovery, of the search for identity and of the need for understanding and forgiveness.