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Nt 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 all the expectations society has of her and important those she has of herself Gripping in its drama evocative and searing in its portrait of colonial Africa A Treacherous Paradise is at its heart a deeply moving story of a woman who manages to wrench wisdom empathy and grace from the most unforgiving circumstances . I m a pretty big fan of Mankell and I grabbed this expecting existential killers and gloomy detectives None of that here Instead we get an engaging story of a young Swedish woman and her unlikely adventures in Africa at the turn on the century After getting over the ire of my self generated bait and switch I settled down and enjoyed the book Uniue and engaging I d recommend it to just about anyone Just don t get your hopes up for Nordic psycho killers

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From the internationally acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander crime novels a powerful stand alone novel set in early twentieth century Sweden and Mozambiue whose vividly drawn female protagonist is awoken from her naïveté by her exposure to racism and by her own unexpected inner strengths Cold and poverty define Hanna Renström’s childhood in remote northern Sweden and in 1904 at nineteen she boards a ship for Australia in hope of a better life  But none of her hopes or fears prepares. I couldn t read this got about a third of the way through and uit This reads like a particularly dry biography tough slogging At one point there is an incident in which the residents of this small African town circa 1904 or so hear that there is an iceberg visible from the harbor They all go running down to look but there s nothing there This book is like that

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Her for the life she will lead After two brief marriages both leave her widowed she finds herself the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa a world where colonialism and white colonists rule where she is isolated within white society by her profession and her gender and among the bordello’s black prostitutes by her color As Hanna’s story unfurls over the next several years in this “treacherous paradise” she wrestles with a devastating loneliness and with the racism she’s mea. I became so bewitched while reading Henning Mankell s novel A Treacherous Paradise I took my time as I neared the end because I hoped the resolution would be a happy one Based on a real person the fictional protagonist Hanna Renstrom is a perpetually lost soul in a world full of rejection prejudice and cruelty Forced out on her own at a young age she endures an arduous journey that leads her from Sweden to Lourenco Marues Beira and the unknown Set in the early 1900s she eventually becomes the owner of a brothel and a very wealthy woman when her second husband dies Despite her feelings about the business and the heartless racism the Blacks were subject to in Colonial Africa she still manages to hang onto her humanity and befriend a chimpanzee named Carlos who becomes her animal soul mate Unbearably sad but beautifully written Mankell managed to give an ugly time an aura that mystified and gave pleasure at the same time

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Minnet av en smutsig ängel
  • Henning Mankell
  • English
  • 20 March 2018
  • 9780307961228

About the Author: Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell was an internationally known Swedish crime writer children's author and playwright He was best known for his literary character Kurt WallanderMankell split his time between Sweden and Mozambiue He was married to Eva Bergman Swedish director and daughter of Ingmar Bergman



10 thoughts on “Minnet av en smutsig ängel

  1. says:

    I couldn't read this got about a third of the way through and uit This reads like a particularly dry biography; tough slogging At one point there is an incident in which the residents of this small African town circa 1904 or so hear that there is an iceberg visible from the harbor They all go running down to look but ther

  2. says:

    Henning Mankell is credited for being the first author of Scandinavian crime thrillers to reach an international audience although he has credited Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo for his own inspiration His Kurt Wallander series were notable due to his flawed and all too human detective with an incredibly strong backstory Each novel in the series dispensed with the usual formula and many had ties to other countries several o

  3. says:

    35 Stars Henning Mankell writes a first class character based thriller and I've read many of those This one has nothing to do with the Swedish detective Kurt Wallander It was still an interesting historical fiction based in

  4. says:

    Need to gather my reactionshard for me as HM is one of my favorite writers for many years and I never had this lack of enthusiasm beforeThis book had such a flat lifelessness to it despite the story I had such a difficult time believing that a dirt poor country girl on the verge of starvation in the space of v

  5. says:

    Henning Mankell is one of my very favorites authors and I have read all of his Kurt Wallender series and several of his stand alone novels I couldn't wait to read this one translated and copyrighted on 2013 and I was not disappointed This set

  6. says:

    I became so bewitched while reading Henning Mankell's novel A Treacherous Paradise I took my time as I neared the

  7. says:

    I'm a pretty big fan of Mankell and I grabbed this expecting existential killers and gloomy detectives None of that here Instead we get an engaging story of a young Swedish woman and her unlikely adventures in Africa at the turn on the century After getting over the ire of my self generated bait and switch I se

  8. says:

    Among the countless books and plays written by the masterful Swedish writer Henning Mankell are nine novels and one collection of fi

  9. says:

    This is a good book I didn't like view spoilerIt is well written Mr Mankell describes colonial Africa in a lovely way Not that slavery was ever lovely but his description of the scenery and circumstances was interesting to discover I can see all the good things he tried to do there but I just could not find a way to like Hannah the main character This is meant to be a tale of personal growth for this character yet she learns nothing at all

  10. says:

    Very different from the Wallander series in structure style genre everything Writing seems sometimes childlike

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