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A Treacherous Paradise - a book by Mankell, Henning

A Treacherous Paradise

A Treacherous Paradise( 3 customer ratings | )
Author: Mankell, Henning
Translator: Thompson, Laurie
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

From the internationally acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander crime novels, a powerful stand-alone novel set in early-twentieth-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose vividly drawn female protagonist is awoken from her naïveté by her exposure to racism and by her own unexpected inner strengths. Cold and poverty define Hanna Renström's childhood in remote northern Sweden, and in 1904, at nineteen, she boards a ship for Australia in hope of a better life.nbsp; But none of...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.63 x 9.54 x 1.32 Inches
Book Weight:1.66 Pounds
Author Biography
Mankell, Henning (Author)
Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm, Sweden on February 3, 1948. He left secondary school at the age of 16 and worked as a merchant seaman. While working as a stagehand, he wrote his first play, The Amusement Park. His first novel, The Stone Blaster, was released in 1973. His other works included The Prison Colony that Disappeared, Daisy Sisters, The Eye of the Leopard, The Man from Beijing, Secrets in the Fire, The Chronicler of the Wind, Depths, and I Die, But My Memory Lives On. He also wrote the Kurt Wallander series, which have been adapted for film and television, and the Joel Gustafson Stories series. A Bridge to the Stars won the Rabén and Sjögren award for best children's book of the year.

He was committed to the fight against AIDS. He helped build a village for orphaned children and devoted much of his spare time to his "memory books" project, where parents dying from AIDS are encouraged to record their life stories in words and pictures. He was also among the activists who were attacked and arrested by Israeli forces as they tried to sail to the Gaza strip with humanitarian supplies in June 2010. He died from cancer on October 5, 2015 at the age of 67.


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