The Shadow Girls by Henning Mankell audiobook

The Shadow Girls

By Henning Mankell
Translated by Ebba Segerberg
Read by various narrators

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664501836

  • ISBN: 9781664609662

Runtime: 10.08 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

International best-selling author Henning Mankell's books have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. In The Shadow Girls, author/poet Jesper Humlin struggles under the pall of a frustrating life. Everything- from his personal relationships to his professional pursuits to his fi-nances- seems to be failing miserably. Then Jesper happens across a group of young immigrant girls- and their stories of hardship and perseverance transform his outlook on life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mankell writes with both a social conscience and great humor…[The Shadow Girls] is both passionate and entertaining, and a strong indication that the Swedes are not as lugubrious as their crime fiction makes them out to be.” Daily Telegraph (London)
“Mankell is giving a voice to those who do not possess one. Some may feel that there are two kinds of novel here, which remain obstinately heterogeneous. But such is Mankell’s skill that we surrender to whatever mode the book settles into—and it might be argued that the comic sugaring of the pill in The Shadow Girls makes the hidden agenda all the more potent.” Independent (London)
“Mankell’s blend of comedy and moving drama provides a voice for those who lose theirs on their journey from oppression to imagined freedom; freedom which is often transient and blighted with prejudice and racism.” Irish Examiner (Cork)
“An original blend of cheerful satire, metafiction, and earnest social messaging…at turns absurdly amusing and genuinely touching…an enjoyable outing.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Henning Mankell

Author Bio: Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell (1948–2015) was Sweden’s most-read author worldwide. His novels, which include the bestselling Kurt Wallander mysteries, have been translated into thirty-seven languages with more than thirty million copies in print worldwide. He has received the Crime Writers’ Association’s Macallan Gold Dagger and the German Tolerance Prize and has been a three-time finalist for the Los Angeles Times Mystery/Thriller Book Prize.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English