The Resource After the fire, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

After the fire, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

Label
After the fire
Title
After the fire
Statement of responsibility
Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Fredrik Welin is a former surgeon who retired in disgrace decades earlier to a tiny island on which he is the only resident. He has a daughter he rarely sees and his mailman Jansson is the closest thing he has to a friend, and to an adversary. He is perfectly content to live out his days in quiet solitude. One autumn evening, he is startled awake by a blinding light, only to discover that his house is on fire. With the help of Jansson, he escapes the flames just in time wearing two left boots. Dawn reveals that everything he owns is now a smoldering pile of ash and his house is destroyed, forcing him to move into an abandoned trailer on his island. A local journalist, Lisa Modin, who wants to write a story about the fire, comes into his life. In doing so, she awakens in him something that he thought was long dead. Soon after, his daughter comes to the island with surprising news of her own. Meanwhile, the police suspect Fredrik of arson because he had a sizable insurance claim on his house. When Fredrik is away from the archipelago, another house goes up in flames and the community realizes they have an arsonist in their midst. After the Fire is an intimate portrait of an elderly recluse who is forced to open himself up to a world he'd left behind
Member of
Summary
Henning Mankell's last novel about an aging man whose quiet, solitary life on an isolated island off the coast of Sweden is turned upside down when his house catches fire
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
Duncan Lawrie International Dagger, 2018.
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10597465
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-2015
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Mankell, Henning
Dewey number
839.7374
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1938-2015
  • 1948-2015
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Delargy, Marlaine
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True
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  • Recluses
  • Arson
Target audience
adult
Label
After the fire, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000060759074
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
615 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432845384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)996933705
Label
After the fire, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000060759074
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
615 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432845384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)996933705

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