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Internationally bestselling author Henning Mankell delivers a lyrical and evocative novel about a Swedish naval engineer during World War I and his devastating plunge into obsession.
In 1914 Lars Tobiasson-Svartman is covertly measuring the depths of Swedish coastal waters. A man of discipline and obsessed with exactitude, he is more comfortable on naval vessels than he is in his loveless marriage back in Stockholm. On one of his missions, Lars discovers a feral but beautiful woman living alone on a remote island. Passion, suspicion, and violence are awakened in him and soon he is living a double life-lying to his wife and his superiors and submerging himself in a pool of deception that has devastating consequences.
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Vintage Books USA: April 2008
ISBN Number: 0307385868
ISBN Number 13: 9780307385864
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good
Item: 0.66 Item
Seller ID: 19088
Description: Mankell confirms his status as a writer deserving acclaim beyond the crime genre. By delving deep into the male psyche, he produces a novel as tense and compelling in every way as the Wallander series, but also powerful, moving, and ultimately tragic. A stated first Vintage edition, with a full number line. Book is clean and tight. We put tracking on every shipment.