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A treacherous paradise

Author: Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson
Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Lourenço Marques in Mozambique, where a series of events leads to her becoming the owner of a brothel. However, racial tensions in the town are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Swedish fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson
ISBN: 9780307362445 0307362442 9780307961228 0307961222
OCLC Number: 956463016
Notes: Translation of: Minnet av smutsig èangel.
Description: 359 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson.

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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 Lourenço 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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