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Chronicler Of The Winds
by Henning Mankell
A moving, deeply affecting story about street children in Africa, from the bestselling writer behind the Kurt Wallander series One night Jose hears gunfire from the deserted theatre next door to his bakery. On that theatre roof, his life ebbing away, Nelio begins to tell Jose his extraordinary story...
A moving, deeply affecting story about street children in Africa, from the bestselling writer behind the Kurt Wallander series One night Jose hears gunfire from the deserted theatre next door to his bakery. He races to the theatre's uppermost gallery, and there beneath him on a spotlit stage lies the wounded body of Nelio, a street urchin renowned for living on his wits. Gasping, the wounded boy asks to be taken to the roof to breathe the beautiful air fresh of the Indian Ocean. On that theatre roof, his life ebbing away, Nelio begins to tell Jose his extraordinary story... Henning Mankell's Chronicler of the Winds is a dazzling new venture from the master of crime; a beautifully told fable of the African continent. `Mankell here creates a gentle, supernatural mystery...infused with dreaminess and wit' Observer
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"A hypnotic, mystical tale of street children... Ultimately, this is a wonderful book about the importance of stories, its own sheer quality providing its best argument" -- John Harding * Daily Mail * "Nelio's story is unfurled with pace and drama... Mankell writes eloquently of the realities of poverty and violence without becoming sugary or didactic...an expert craftsman" * Observer * "A wonderful, lyrical fable...beautiful...it is hard to leave Nelio at the end" * Vogue * "This is a deeply affecting read, one of those rare novels whose taste lingers for days afterwards" -- Barry Didcock * Sunday Herald * "An elegant story about storytelling" -- Tristan Quinn * Literary Review *
About Henning Mankell
Henning Mankell (1948-2015) became a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries continue to dominate bestseller lists all over the globe and his books have been translated into forty-five languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations: most recently the BAFTA-award-winning BBC television series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. Driven by a desire to change the world and to fight against racism and nationalism, Mankell devoted much of his time to working with charities in Africa, including SOS Children's Villages and PLAN International, where he was also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. In 2008, the University of St Andrews conferred Henning Mankell with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his major contribution to literature and to the practical exercise of conscience. www.henningmankell.com
Chronicler Of The Winds by Henning Mankell
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