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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
  • swe
  • eng
Member of
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.
Storyline
Tone
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10185466
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-2015
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Mankell, Henning
Dewey number
839.7374
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9876.23.A49
LC item number
M6613 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Madams (Prostitution)
  • Prostitutes
  • Widows
  • Poverty
  • Race relations
  • Colonialism
  • Swedes in Mozambique
  • 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."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780345802521
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013005864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) 2013005864
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."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780345802521
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013005864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) 2013005864

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