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Chronicler of the Winds (Vintage)

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ISBN13: 9780307280442
ISBN10: 0307280446
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A haunting and powerful story about war-torn Africa, a mystical orphan boy, and the power of narrative to give a chaotic world order.

In the hot African night a single gunshot cracks the silence. José Antonio traces the sound to the stage of the local theatre company, where he finds Nelio, the young prophetical leader of the citys street kids, crumpled in blood. Nelio refuses to be taken to the hospital but instead tells Jose his lifes story: how bandits raided his village, his daring escape, and his struggle to survive on the streets. José is irrevocably changed. He becomes the Chronicler of the Winds, revealing Nelioss magical tale to all who will listen.

About the Author

Internationally acclaimed author Henning Mankell has written nine Kurt Wallander mysteries. The books have been published in thirty-three countries and consistently top the bestseller lists in Europe, receiving major literary prizes (including the UK's Golden Dagger for Sidetracked) and generating numerous international film and television adaptations. He has also published many other novels for children, teens, and adults. In addition, he is one of Sweden's most popular dramatists.

Born in 1948, Mankell grew up in the Swedish village Sveg. He now divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as a director at Teatro Avenida. He has spent many years in Africa, where a number of his novels are set.

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sigridt, August 19, 2008 (view all comments by sigridt)
The Chronicler... is a Wonderful Read.

If Nelio was really a wise 10-year old kid, then he certainly was that. There's a haunting quality to the decisiveness by which he makes his decisions. And yet, it isn’t all too difficult to imagine that given that place and time and the events that shape his life, a boy can be such a man. It reminds me of Oliver and Annie and Peter Pan – all rolled into one beautiful, mystical telling of how urchins can be heroes as well.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307280442
Author:
Mankell, Henning
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Nunnally, Tiina
Author:
Henning Mankell Translaetd by Tiina Nunnally
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
africa;fiction;mystery;mozambique
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.7 in 0.6 lb

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