A treacherous paradise / Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson.
Other Titles: Minnet av smutsig èangel. English
Author: Mankell, Henning, 1948-
Edition: First United States edition.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
ISBN: 9780307961228 (hbk.)
Description: 359 pages ; 25 cm
Subject: Women, White Mozambique Fiction.
Swedes Mozambique Fiction.
Brothels Mozambique Fiction.
Prostitution Mozambique Fiction.
Maputo Bay (Mozambique) Fiction.
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"
"Originally published in Sweden as Minnet av en smutsig angel by Leopard Förlag, Stockholm, in 2011."
Summary: "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."--Provided by publisher.