Once a successful surgeon, Frederick Welin now lives in self-imposed exile on an island in the Swedish archipelago. Nearly forty years have passed since he was disgraced for attempting to cover up a tragic mishap on the operating table. One morning in the depths of winter, he sees a hunched figure struggling towards him across the ice. His past is about to catch up with him. The figure approaching in the freezing cold is Harriet, the only woman he has ever loved, the woman he abandoned in order to go and study in America. She has sought him out in the hope that he will honor a promise made many years ago. Now in the late stages of a terminal illness, she wants to visit a small lake in Northern Sweden, a place Welin's father took him once as a boy. He upholds his pledge and drives her to this beautiful pool hidden deep in the forest.On the journey through the desolate snow-covered landscape, Welin reflects on his impoverished childhood and the woman he later left behind. However, once there Welin discovers that Harriet has left the biggest surprise until last.


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April 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Italian Shoes
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September 2009 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Italian Shoes
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ISBN: 0-7531-4440-9 / 978-0-7531-4440-4 (UK edition)
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September 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Italian Shoes
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2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Italian Shoes
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ISBN: 1-4407-5515-9 / 978-1-4407-5515-6 (USA edition)
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2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: Italian Shoes
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-4407-5517-5 / 978-1-4407-5517-0 (USA edition)
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December 2005 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Italian Shoes: A Novel
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