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A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell, (sound recording)

Label
A treacherous paradise
Title
A treacherous paradise
Statement of responsibility
Henning Mankell
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
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
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1948-2015
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Mankell, Henning
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Rosalyn Landor
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Landor, Rosalyn
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  • Women, White
  • Swedes
  • Brothels
  • Prostitution
  • Historical fiction
  • Mozambique
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 sound discs (ca. 11 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804126953
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9780804126953
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
  • (OCoLC)816026690
  • (OCoLC)ocn816026690
  • 588287
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A treacherous paradise, Henning Mankell, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 sound discs (ca. 11 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804126953
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9780804126953
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
  • (OCoLC)816026690
  • (OCoLC)ocn816026690
  • 588287
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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