A treacherous paradise
(Large Type)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2013].
Status
Central - Adult Large Type
LT F MANKE
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Central - Adult Large Type
LT F MANKE
Available
Description
Loading Description...
More Details
Format
Large Type
Physical Desc
523 pages (large print) ; 24
Language
English
ISBN
9780804120982, 0804120986

Notes

Description
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. As Hanna's story unfurls over the next several years, we watch her in this "treacherous paradise," as she wrestles with a constant, wrenching loneliness and with the racism she's meant to unthinkingly adopt. And as her life becomes increasingly intertwined with the prostitutes, she moves inexorably toward the moment when she will make a decision that defies every expectation society has of her, and, more important, those she has of herself.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Mankell, H., & Thompson, L. (2013). A treacherous paradise. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015 and Laurie Thompson. 2013. A Treacherous Paradise. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015 and Laurie Thompson, A Treacherous Paradise. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, and Laurie Thompson. A Treacherous Paradise. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2013.

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.
Staff View
Loading Staff View.