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A treacherous paradise

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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 Mozambique, 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 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 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 all the expectations society has of her and, more 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. 
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full_title treacherous paradise
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auth_author2 Landor, Rosalyn., Thompson, Laurie, 1938-
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display_description 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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subject_facet Audiobooks, Brothels -- Mozambique -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Swedish, Large type books, Maputo Bay (Mozambique) -- Fiction, Prostitution -- Mozambique -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, Swedish, Swedes -- Mozambique -- Fiction, Women, White -- Mozambique -- Fiction
title_display A treacherous paradise
title_full A Treacherous Paradise, A treacherous paradise / Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson, A treacherous paradise [sound recording] / Henning Mankell ; translation by Laurie Thompson, A treacherous paradise [text (large print)] / Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson
title_short A treacherous paradise
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Brothels, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, Swedish, Large type books, Literature, Prostitution, Suspense fiction, Swedish, Swedes, Women, White