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The shadow girls

Author: Henning Mankell; Ebba Segerberg
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin's investments, and his editor, who says he must write a crime novel to survive, begins to pitch and promote the nonexistent book despite Humlin's emphatic refusals. Then, when he travels to Gothenburg to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Fiction in translation
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Fiction in Translation
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henning Mankell; Ebba Segerberg
ISBN: 9780099455486 009945548X
OCLC Number: 851825029
Language Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain: London: Harvill Secker, 2012.
Description: 329 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Tea-Bag.
Responsibility: Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg.

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Tea-Bag, a young Nigerian girl, has fled a refugee camp in Spain for the promise of a new life in Sweden. Tania has made a long and dangerous journey to escape themisery of life in a brothel. Harried  Read more...

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