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A Treacherous Paradise
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date May 6, 2014
Pages 359
Binding Paperback
Edition Italian edition
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345802521
ISBN-10 0345802527
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.64 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In 1904, Hanna Renstrom boards a ship bound for Australia hoping to escape the cold and poverty that have dominated her life in Sweden. Her harrowing journey lands her in Portuguese East Africa, a world where colonialism and white colonists rule, where she becomes a peculiar outsider: she is on the outskirts of white society, because of her gender and profession as the owner of a bordello, and separated from the African prostitutes with whom she lives due to her skin color. As her life becomes increasingly intertwined with the brothel, Hanna moves inexorably toward the moment when one decision will defy all the expectations society has of her and, most important, those she has of herself.
 
Henning Mankell imbues this deeply moving story with all of the gripping drama, vividly drawn characters, and evocative details of place that fans of his acclaimed Kurt Wallander crime novels have come to love.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780307961228
 
With Laurie Thompson (other contributor) | from Alfred a Knopf Inc (July 9, 2013)
9780307961228 | details & prices | 359 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $26.95
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345802521 Book cover for 9780804120982
 
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With Laurie Thompson (other contributor) | Italian edition edition from Vintage Books (May 6, 2014)
9780345802521 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $15.95
About: In 1904, Hanna Renstrom boards a ship bound for Australia hoping to escape the cold and poverty that have dominated her life in Sweden.
With Laurie Thompson (other contributor) | Large print edition from Random House Large Print (July 9, 2013)
9780804120982 | details & prices | 523 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $27.00
About: From the internationally acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander crime novels, a powerful stand-alone novel set in early-twentieth-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose vividly drawn female protagonist is awoken from her naïveté by her exposure to racism and by her own unexpected inner strengths.

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