The Resource The shadow girls, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg

The shadow girls, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg

Label
The shadow girls
Title
The shadow girls
Statement of responsibility
Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg
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Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
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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MAN
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no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
fiction
The shadow girls, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg
Label
The shadow girls, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg
Publication
Note
First published as Tea-bag in 2001
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Contents
First published as Tea-bag in 2001. -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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14326638
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24 cm.
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Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9781843430599
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Also published as 'Tea Bag'
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1230188
  • (AuCNLKIN)000049872113
  • (OCoLC)773348825
  • 14326638

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