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A Treacherous Paradise sees Henning Mankell turn his talents for writing gripping thrillers to a world where power and powerlessness meet and passion is a dangerous commodity.
Hanna Lundmark escapes the brutal poverty of rural Sweden for a job as a cook onboard a steamship headed for Australia. Jumping ship at the African port of Lourenço Marques, Hanna decides to begin her life afresh.
Stumbling across what she believes to be a down-at-heel hotel, Hanna becomes embroiled in a sequence of events that lead to her inheriting the most successful brothel in town. Uncomfortable with the attitudes of the white settlers, Hanna is determined to befriend the prostitutes working for her, and change life in the town for the better, but the distrust between blacks and whites, and the shadow of colonialism, lead to tragedy and murder.
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"A sensuous, beguiling tapestry" (William Boyd New York Times)
"Timelessly resonant" (Independent)
"Mankell uses his deep knowledge of Mozambique’s history and politics to great advantage in this unusual and riveting story" (Daily Mail)
"Mankell is the master. Let’s be honest: I hate thrillers. But I love Mankell" (Viv Groskop Red Magazine)
"Profound and compelling... Paints a convincing and poignant picture" (Good Book Guide)
From the master of thriller writing, comes a sweeping historical novel based on the true story of a Swedish woman who ran the most famous brothel in Mozambique: a gripping and thought-provoking read
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Book Description HARVILL SECKER, LONDON, UK, 2013. Soft cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A NICE FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY OF A THREACHEROUS PARADISE BY HENNING MANKELL.WHICH HENNING HAS VERY KINDLY SIGNED TO THE TITLE PAGE. ALL BOOKS DESPATCHED WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND A STRONG CARDBOARD BOX. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 001257
Book Description Harvill Secker, London, 2013. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. A fine unread 1st impression in a fine dustwrapper. Signed by the Author on the title page. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 007677
Book Description Harvill Secker, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 400 pages. 9.45x6.38x1.38 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1846556236