The Resource A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson, (electronic resource)

A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson, (electronic resource)

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
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mankell, Henning
Dewey number
839.73/74
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9876.23.A49
LC item number
M6613 2013eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women, White
  • Swedes
  • Brothels
  • Prostitution
  • Historical
  • Literary
  • Maputo Bay (Mozambique)
Label
A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • "THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK."
  • "Originally published in Sweden as Minnet av en smutsig angel by Leopard Förlag, Stockholm, in 2011."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o853447917
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (359 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307961235
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o853447917
  • (Sirsi) o853447917
  • (OCoLC)853447917
Label
A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • "THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK."
  • "Originally published in Sweden as Minnet av en smutsig angel by Leopard Förlag, Stockholm, in 2011."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o853447917
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (359 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307961235
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o853447917
  • (Sirsi) o853447917
  • (OCoLC)853447917

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