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Quicksand

(2016)
What It Means to be a Human Being
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A stunning and poignant autobiographical look at the myriad experiences that shape a meaningful life, by the bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries.

In January 2014, Henning Mankell received a diagnosis of lung cancer. Quicksand is a response to this shattering news - but it is not a memoir of destruction. Instead, it is a testament to a life fully lived, a tribute to the extraordinary but fleeting human journey that delivers both boundless opportunity and crucial responsibility. In a series of intimate vignettes, Mankell ranges over rich and varied reflections: of growing up in a small Swedish town, where he experiences a startling revelation on a winter morning as a young boy; of living hand-to-mouth during a summer in Paris as an ambitious young writer; of his work at a theater in Mozambique, where Lysistrata is staged in the midst of civil war; of chance encounters with men and women who changed his understanding of the world. Along the way, Mankell ponders the meaning of a good life, and the critically important ways we can shape the future of humanity if we are fortunate enough to have the choice. Vivid, clear-eyed, and breathtakingly beautiful, Quicksand is an invaluable parting gift from a great man.



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Hardback Editions

2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Quicksand
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-84655-994-4 / 978-1-84655-994-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: Quicksand
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-78470-156-4 / 978-1-78470-156-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Quicksand: What It Means to Be a Human Being
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-525-43215-9 / 978-0-525-43215-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Quicksand
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-84655-995-2 / 978-1-84655-995-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Quicksand: What It Means to Be a Human Being
Author(s): Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator, Marlaine DeLargy - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Quicksand
Author(s): Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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February 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Quicksand
Author(s): Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Quicksand: What It Means to Be a Human Being
Author(s): Henning Mankell
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Quicksand
Author(s): Henning Mankell
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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