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A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell

Label
A treacherous paradise
Title
A treacherous paradise
Statement of responsibility
Henning Mankell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"Cold and poverty define Hanna Renström'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
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
839.73/74
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PT9876.23.A49
LC item number
M6613 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Rosalyn Landor
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1437284
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804126939
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 4210
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1437284
  • (Sirsi) 1437284
  • (OCoLC)816026690
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1437284
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804126939
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 4210
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1437284
  • (Sirsi) 1437284
  • (OCoLC)816026690
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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