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A treacherous paradise

Autor: Henning Mankell
Editorial: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Ficción : Inglés (eng) : First United States editionVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Historical fiction
Fiction
Tipo de material: Ficción
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Henning Mankell
ISBN: 9780307961228 0307961222
Número OCLC: 829645884
Notas: "Originally published in Sweden as Minnet av en smutsig ängel by Leopard Förlag, Stockholm, in 2011."
Descripción: 359 pages ; 25 cm
Otros títulos: Minnet av en smutsig ängel.
Responsabilidad: Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson.

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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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