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Chronicler of the Winds

(2006)
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"Nelio is dead. And however unlikely it may sound, it seemed to me that he died without once being afraid. How can that be possible?"--from Chronicler of the Winds

World famous for his Kurt Wallander mysteries, Henning Mankell has been published in thirty-five countries, with more than 25 million copies of his books in print. In Chronicler of the Winds, he gives us something different: a beautifully crafted novel that is a testament to the power of storytelling itself. On the rooftop of a theater in an African port, a ten-year-old boy lies slowly dying of bullet wounds. He is Nelio, a leader of street kids, rumored to be a healer and a prophet, and possessed of a strangely ancient wisdom.

One of the millions of poor people "forced to eat life raw," Nelio tells his unforgettable story over the course of nine nights. After bandits cruelly raze his village, he joins the legions of abandoned children living in the city's streets. An act of the imagination, an effort to prove to his comrades that life must be more than mere survival, cuts short Nelio's life.

Already published in thirteen countries, Chronicler of the Winds was short-listed for the Nordic Council Prize for Literature and was nominated for the Swedish Publishers Association's August Prize.


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April 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Chronicler of the Winds: A Novel
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-59558-058-1 / 978-1-59558-058-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: The New Press
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April 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Chronicler Of The Winds
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-86046-990-6 / 978-1-86046-990-9 (UK edition)
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Chronicler Of The Winds
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Title: Chronicler of the Winds (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Henning Mankell
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chronicler of the Winds
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ISBN: 0-307-28044-6 / 978-0-307-28044-2 (USA edition)
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chronicler of the Winds
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ISBN: 0-676-97916-5 / 978-0-676-97916-9 (USA edition)
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Chronicler of the Winds
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-86046-991-4 / 978-1-86046-991-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Title: Chronicler of the Winds
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Title: Chronicler Of The Winds
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Title: Chronicler of the Winds: A Novel
Author(s): Henning Mankell
Publisher: The New Press
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