The Shadow Girls: A Novel

The Shadow Girls: A Novel

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Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin’s investments, and his editor, who says he must write a crime novel to survive, begins to pitch and promote the nonexistent book despite Humlin’s emphatic refusals. Then, when he travels to Gothenburg to give a reading, he finds himself thrust into… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Henning Mankell’s The Shadow Girls is a moving, perplexing, and nightmarishly humorous novel.

Brimming with social commentary as all of the lives involve intertwine, The Shadow Girls... is a serious novel with a lot of heart and a nice departure for regular readers of Mankell’s books.

It is both passionate and entertaining – and a strong indication that the Swedish are not as lugubrious as their crime fiction makes them out to be.

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Book Details  

Publisher: New Press, The (October 16, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 443 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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