By Henning MankellJesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who's saddled via his underwhelming publication revenues, an exasperated female friend, a hard mom, and a speedily fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin’s investments, and his editor, who says he needs to write a criminal offense novel to outlive, starts to pitch and advertise the nonexistent booklet regardless of Humlin’s emphatic refusals. Then, whilst he travels to Gothenburg to offer a interpreting, he reveals himself thrust into a completely diverse international, the place names shift, tales overlap, and histories are either deeply mystery and in profound desire of retelling.
Leyla from Iran, Tanya from Russia, and Tea-Bag, who's from Africa yet claims to be from Kurdistan (because Kurds may obtain preferential therapy as refugees)these are the shadow ladies who turn into Humlin’s not likely students in impromptu writing workshops. even though he had imagined their tales as fodder for his personal e-book, quickly their intertwining lives require him to play a far varied role.
Offering either superb humor and heartbreaking moments, The Shadow Girls is a triumph that would please longtime lovers of Mankell in addition to readers new to his work.