by Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson
Editor: Vintage Publishing
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Once a renowned surgeon, Frédéric Welin now lives in self-exile on an island in the Swedish archipelago.Nearly twelve years have passed since he fell into disgrace in an attempt to cover a tragic accident on the operating table.One morning, in the depths of winter, he sees a bump in difficulty towards him through the ice.Her past is about to catch up with her.The silhouette approaching in the freezing cold is Harriet, the only woman he ever loved, the woman he abandoned to study in America forty years earlier.She sought him out in the hope that he would honour a promise made several years ago.Now, in the late stages of a terminal illness, she wants to visit a small lake in northern Sweden, a place Welin’s father took him both as a boy and as a boy.He maintains his commitment and leads her to this beautiful swimming pool, hidden deep in the forest.On the journey through the desolation of the snowy landscape, Welin reflects on his poor childhood and wife later, he left behindHowever, once Welin discovers that Harriet has left the biggest surprise until the last oneIf you liked Italian Shoes, Henning Mankell’s new novel, featuring Fredrik Welin, After the Fire, is now available.
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