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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

Label
A treacherous paradise
Title
A treacherous paradise
Statement of responsibility
Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cold and poverty define Hanna Renstrom'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 color. 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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Citation location within source
  • June 01, 2013
  • June 03, 2013
  • January 28, 2013
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert
  • Booklist Starred Reviews,
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1948-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mankell, Henning
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothels
  • Racism
  • Women, White
  • Swedes
  • Brothels
  • Prostitution
  • Maputo Bay (Mozambique)
Target audience
adult
Label
A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Sweden as Minnet av en smutsig angel by Leopard Förlag, Stockholm, in 2011."
  • "This translation originally published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker, an imprint of the Random House Group Limited, London."
  • "THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013005864
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780307961228
Lccn
2013005864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307961228
  • (OCoLC)829645884
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 Förlag, Stockholm, in 2011."
  • "This translation originally published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker, an imprint of the Random House Group Limited, London."
  • "THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013005864
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780307961228
Lccn
2013005864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307961228
  • (OCoLC)829645884

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