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The Resource A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson

A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson

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A treacherous paradise
Title
A treacherous paradise
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Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson
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  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Cold and poverty define Hanna Lundmark's childhood in remote northern Sweden, and in 1905, at nineteen, she boards a ship for Australia in hope of a better life. But none of her hopes--or fears--prepares her for the life she will lead. After two brief marriages, she finds herself a widow twice over, and the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, a world where colonialism and white supremacy rule, where she is isolated within society by her profession and her sex, and, among the bordello's black prostitutes, by her colour. As Hanna's story unfurls over the next several years, we watch her in this "treacherous paradise, " as she wrestles with a constant, wrenching loneliness and with the racism she's meant to unthinkingly adopt. And as her life becomes increasingly intertwined with the prostitutes, she moves inexorably toward the moment when she will make a decision that defies every expectation society has of her, and, more important, those she has of herself
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1948-
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Mankell, Henning
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no index present
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Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
fiction
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1938-
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Thompson, Laurie
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  • Swedes
  • Brothels
  • Prostitution
  • Women, White
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Africa
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A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson
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Originally published in Sweden as Minnet av en smutsig angel by Leopard Forlag, Stockholm, in 2011
Control code
000051225273
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 p.
Isbn
9781846556241
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson
Publication
Note
Originally published in Sweden as Minnet av en smutsig angel by Leopard Forlag, Stockholm, in 2011
Control code
000051225273
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 p.
Isbn
9781846556241
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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