After the fire
(Book)

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Contributors
Delargy, Marlaine, translator.
Published
New York : Vintage Books, A Division of Penguin Random house LLC, 2017.
ISBN
9780525435082, 0525435085
Physical Desc
401 pages ; 21 cm
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Arlington Fox - AdultFIC MANKELL, H.On Shelf
Brookline - AdultFIC Mankell, HenningChecked Out
Cambridge - AdultFICTION Mankell, HenningOn Shelf
Concord - AdultFICTION MankellOn Shelf
Concord Fowler - AdultFICTION MankellOn Shelf
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Published
New York : Vintage Books, A Division of Penguin Random house LLC, 2017.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780525435082, 0525435085

Notes

General Note
Translation of: Svenska gummistövlar.
Description
"Henning Mankell's last novel about an aging man whose quiet, solitary life on an isolated island off the coast of Sweden is turned upside down when his house catches fire. Fredrik Welin is a former surgeon who retired in disgrace decades earlier to a tiny island on which he is the only resident. He has a daughter he rarely sees and his mailman Jansson is the closest thing he has to a friend, and to an adversary. He is perfectly content to live out his days in quiet solitude. One autumn evening, he is startled awake by a blinding light--only to discover that his house is on fire. With the help of Jansson, he escapes the flames just in time wearing two left boots. Dawn reveals that everything he owns is now a smoldering pile of ash and his house is destroyed--forcing him to move into an abandoned trailer on his island. A local journalist, Lisa Modin, who wants to write a story about the fire, comes into his life. In doing so, she awakens in him something that he thought was long dead. Soon after, his daughter comes to the island with surprising news of her own. Meanwhile, the police suspect Fredrik of arson because he had a sizable insurance claim on his house. When Fredrik is away from the archipelago, another house goes up in flames and the community realizes they have an arsonist in their midst.After the Fireis an intimate portrait of an elderly recluse who is forced to open himself up to a world he'd left behind"--,Provided by publisher.
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"Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old former surgeon who retired in disgrace years ago. He has retreated to a Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He is perfectly content to live out his days in quiet solitude. Until he wakes up one autumn evening to find his house on fire. Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed boots. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson. Fredrik cannot imagine why someone would do such a thing. The police are also stumped, and without another suspect, they begin to think Fredrik started the fire himself. Fredrik's peaceful, simple life has slipped away from him. Then, Lisa Modin, a local journalist who wants to write a story about the fire, comes into his life, and she awakens in him something that he thought was long dead. After the Fire is an intimate portrait of a recluse who is forced to open himself up to a world he'd left behind"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mankell, H., & Delargy, M. (2017). After the fire . Vintage Books, A Division of Penguin Random house LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015 and Marlaine, Delargy. 2017. After the Fire. Vintage Books, A Division of Penguin Random house LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015 and Marlaine, Delargy. After the Fire Vintage Books, A Division of Penguin Random house LLC, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, and Marlaine Delargy. After the Fire Vintage Books, A Division of Penguin Random house LLC, 2017.

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