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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
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
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
Member of
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10145311
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mankell, Henning
Dewey number
839.73/74
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9876.23.A49
LC item number
T4313 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Segerberg, Ebba
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poets
  • Workshops
  • Students
  • Writers' conferences
  • Goteborg, Sweden
  • Sweden
Label
The shadow girls, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
892671
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781595581921
Lccn
2012017687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781595581921
  • (OCoLC)778420274
Label
The shadow girls, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
892671
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781595581921
Lccn
2012017687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781595581921
  • (OCoLC)778420274

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