Monday, August 12, 2013
Treacherous paradise by Henning Mankell
This story is based on tax records found in Lourene Marques, East Africa, where a Swedish woman paid an "impressive amount" of tax.
The tax records show a Swedish woman appearing as the brothel owner, then after a few years, not on the tax roles. - this was the basis for this fictional account. Who was she, where did she come from, where did she go? The fictional account makes for a very interesting story, very different from other Mankell novels.