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  • Published: 1 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9780099455479
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99

Chronicler Of The Winds




A moving, deeply affecting story about street children in Africa, from the bestselling writer behind the Kurt Wallander series.

A moving, deeply affecting story about street children in Africa, from the bestselling writer behind the Kurt Wallander series

One night José hears gunfire from the deserted theatre next door to his bakery. He races to the theatre's uppermost gallery, and there beneath him on a spotlit stage lies the wounded body of Nelio, a street urchin renowned for living on his wits. Gasping, the wounded boy asks to be taken to the roof to breathe the beautiful air fresh of the Indian Ocean. On that theatre roof, his life ebbing away, Nelio begins to tell José his extraordinary story... Henning Mankell's Chronicler of the Winds is a dazzling new venture from the master of crime; a beautifully told fable of the African continent.

'Mankell here creates a gentle, supernatural mystery...infused with dreaminess and wit' Observer

  • Published: 1 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9780099455479
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell (1948-2015) became a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries continue to dominate bestseller lists all over the globe and his books have been translated into forty-five languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations: most recently the BAFTA-award-winning BBC television series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh.

Driven by a desire to change the world and to fight against racism and nationalism, Mankell devoted much of his time to working with charities in Africa, including SOS Children’s Villages and PLAN International, where he was also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. In 2008, the University of St Andrews conferred Henning Mankell with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his major contribution to literature and to the practical exercise of conscience.

www.henningmankell.com

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Praise for Chronicler Of The Winds

This is a deeply affecting read, one of those rare novels whose taste lingers for days afterwards

Barry Didcock, Sunday Herald

Nelio's story is unfurled with pace and drama... Mankell writes eloquently of the realities of poverty and violence without becoming sugary or didactic... an expert craftsman

Observer

A hypnotic, mystical tale of street children...Ultimately, this is a wonderful book about the importance of stories, its own sheer quality providing its best argument

John Harding, Daily Mail

An elegant story about storytelling

Tristan Quinn, Literary Review

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