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The Resource Daniel, by Henning Mankell ; translated by Steven T Murray

Daniel, by Henning Mankell ; translated by Steven T Murray

Label
Daniel
Title
Daniel
Statement of responsibility
by Henning Mankell ; translated by Steven T Murray
Creator
Contributor
O1SsbKa3_A0
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
In 1875 Hans Bengler, a young entomologist, leaves Sweden for the expedition of a lifetime to the Kalahari Desert where he hopes to find a previously undiscovered insect to name after himself and advance his career. Instead, after his long and arduous journey through the sands, he finds a small boy, whose tribe has been decimated by European raiders. Accustomed to collecting specimens, Bengler decides to adopt the boy and names him Daniel. He takes the traumatised child home with him to Sweden and plans to 'civilise' him. But Daniel cannot slip into an alien culture, and a new life in the cold and snow, so easily. He yearns desperately for the desert and his real family, who visit him in his dreams. His only consolation comes from his friendship with a vulnerable young girl called Sanna, who is also an outsider in her community. But even this bond is destined to be violently broken, as Daniel's isolation and increasing desperation lead to a chilling tragedy
Summary
Hans Bengler, a young entomologist, leaves Sweden for the Kalahari Desert, determined to find a previously undiscovered insect to name after himself and advance his career. Instead, he finds a young boy whose tribe has been decimated by European raiders. Accustomed to collecting specimens, Bengler re-names the traumatised child Daniel and brings him home to Sweden, intending to 'civilise' him. But Daniel yearns desperately for the desert and his real family. His only consolation is his friendship with a vulnerable young girl who is also an outsider in the community, but even this bond is destined to be violently broken as Daniel's isolation and increasing desperation lead to a chilling tragedy.
Storyline
Tone
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357619
Cataloging source
BT
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1948-
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Mankell, Henning
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
novels
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Murray, Stephen T.
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True
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  • Tribes
  • Interracial adoption
  • Aliens
  • Marginality, Social
  • Entomologists
Target audience
adult
Label
Daniel, by Henning Mankell ; translated by Steven T Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000046025605
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9781843432227
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Daniel, by Henning Mankell ; translated by Steven T Murray
Publication
Control code
000046025605
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9781843432227
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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