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The shadow girls
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Contributors:
Segerberg, Ebba. Translator
Published:
New York : New Press, 2012.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
329 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Fiction Mankell
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Fiction Mankell
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Mankell
Description
From the New York Times ?bestselling author: A story of one man?s awakening and ?a heartfelt reminder of the many people whose struggles are never known? ( The Plain Dealer ). Jesper Humlin, a poet of middling acclaim and underwhelming book sales, is facing a crisis. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin?s investments, and his editor, who says he must write a crime novel to survive, starts pitching and promoting the nonexistent book despite Humlin?s emphatic refusals. Then, when he travels to Gothenburg to give a reading, he finds himself thrust into a world where names shift, stories overlap, and histories are both deeply secret and in profound need of retelling. Leyla from Iran, Tanya from Russia, and Tea-Bag, who is from Africa but claims to be from Kurdistan (because Kurds might receive preferential treatment as refugees)?these are the shadow girls who become Humlin?s unlikely pupils in impromptu writing workshops. Though he had imagined their stories as fodder for his own book, soon their intertwining lives require him to play a much different role. Offering both surprising humor and heartrending tragedy, The Shadow Girls is a ?passionate and entertaining? triumph that will astonish longtime fans of Mankell?s acclaimed Kurt Wallander novels as well as readers new to his work ( The Daily Telegraph ).
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781595581921 (alk. paper), 1595581928 (alk. paper)

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Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin's investments, and his editor, who says he must write a crime novel to survive, begins to pitch and promote the nonexistent book despite Humlin's emphatic refusals. Then, when he travels to Gothenburg to give a reading, he finds himself thrust into an entirely different world, where names shift, stories overlap, and histories are both deeply secret and in profound need of retelling. Leyla from Iran, Tanya from Russia, and Tea-Bag, who is from Africa but claims to be from Kurdistan (because Kurds might receive preferential treatment as refugees) these are the shadow girls who become Humlin's unlikely pupils in impromptu writing workshops. Though he had imagined their stories as fodder for his own book, soon their intertwining lives require him to play a much different role.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mankell, H., & Segerberg, E. (2012). The shadow girls. New York: New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015 and Ebba. Segerberg. 2012. The Shadow Girls. New York: New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015 and Ebba. Segerberg, The Shadow Girls. New York: New Press, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, and Ebba Segerberg. The Shadow Girls. New York: New Press, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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