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    DescriptionIn 1904 Hanna Lundmark escapes the brutal poverty of rural Sweden for a job as a cook onboard a steamship headed for Australia. On the voyage she finds love in the form of the ship's mate, whom she marries. But disaster strikes when her husband is struck down by a fatal illness while the ship is docked on the East African coast. Jumping ship at the port of Lourenco Marques, Hanna decides to begin her life anew. Stumbling across a down-at-heel hotel, Hanna becomes embroiled in a sequence of events that lead to her inheriting the most successful brothel in town, complete with a chimpanzee who serves drinks. Hanna tries to befriend the prostitutes working for her, and change life in the town for the better, but the distrust between blacks and whites, and the shadow of colonialism, lead to tragedy and murder. Based on a true story, A Treacherous Paradise sees Henning Mankell turn his talents for suspense and insight to a world where power and powerlessness meet and passion is a dangerous commodity.


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    Title
    A Treacherous Paradise
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henning Mankell, Translated by Laurie Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846556241
    ISBN 10: 1846556244
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11200
    BISAC V2.8: FIC051000
    DC21: 839.7374
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    HARVILL SECKER
    Publication date
    06 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Henning Mankell has become a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries are currently dominating bestseller lists all over the globe. His books have been translated into forty-five languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations: most recently the BAFTA-award-winning BBC television series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. Mankell devotes much of his free time to working with Aids charities in Africa, where he is also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. In 2008, the University of St Andrews conferred Henning Mankell with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his major contribution to literature and to the practical exercise of conscience.www.henningmankell.co.uk
    Review quote
    "A sensuous, beguiling tapestry" -- William Boyd New York Times "Timelessly resonant" Independent "Mankell uses his deep knowledge of Mozambique's history and politics to great advantage in this unusual and riveting story" Daily Mail "Mankell is the master. Let's be honest: I hate thrillers. But I love Mankell" -- Viv Groskop Red Magazine