A treacherous paradise

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From the internationally acclaimed author of the Wallander crime series, a dramatic new stand-alone novel set in turn-of-the-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose indomitable female protagonist is awoken from 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 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 Brothels -- Mozambique -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Swedish, Large type books, Maputo Bay (Mozambique) -- Fiction, Prostitution -- Mozambique -- Fiction, 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 [text (large print)] / Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson
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topic_facet Brothels, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, Swedish, Large type books, Literature, Prostitution, Swedes, Women, White