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A treacherous paradise

Autore: Henning Mankell
Editore: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Fiction : English : First United States editionVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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In order to escape brutal poverty Hanna Lundmark flees her home in Sweden to work as a cook on a ship bound for Australia. On board she falls in love and marries the ship's mate who dies tragically on the voyage. Griefstricken, Hanna jumps ship at the African port town of Lourenðco Marques in Mozambique, where a series of events leads to her becoming the owner of a brothel. However, racial tensions in the town are  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Historical fiction
Fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Henning Mankell
{0} 9780307961228 0307961222 9780307362445 0307362442
Numero OCLC: 829645884
Note: "Originally published in Sweden as Minnet av en smutsig ängel by Leopard Förlag, Stockholm, in 2011."
Descrizione: 359 pages ; 25 cm
Altri titoli: Minnet av en smutsig ängel.
Responsabilità: Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson.

Abstract:

In order to escape brutal poverty Hanna Lundmark flees her home in Sweden to work as a cook on a ship bound for Australia. On board she falls in love and marries the ship's mate who dies tragically on the voyage. Griefstricken, Hanna jumps ship at the African port town of Lourenðco Marques in Mozambique, where a series of events leads to her becoming the owner of a brothel. However, racial tensions in the town are high between the white settlers and native Africans and life for Hanna is not easy.

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