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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 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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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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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10185466
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
839.7374
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson
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  • "This translation originally published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker, an imprint of the Random House Group Limited, London."
  • "Originally published in Sweden as Minnet av en smutsig èangel by Leopard Fèorlag, Stockholm, in 2011"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780307961228
Lccn
2013005864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20130703-075
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn829645884
  • (OCoLC)829645884
  • 288582
Label
A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This translation originally published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker, an imprint of the Random House Group Limited, London."
  • "Originally published in Sweden as Minnet av en smutsig èangel by Leopard Fèorlag, Stockholm, in 2011"--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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780307961228
Lccn
2013005864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20130703-075
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn829645884
  • (OCoLC)829645884
  • 288582

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