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The Shadow Girls

(2012)
(Tea-Bag)
A novel by

 
 
Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin's investments, and his editor, who says he must write a crime novel to survive (to his dismay), begins to pitch and promote the nonexistent book. When Humlin goes to Gothenburg to give a reading, he finds himself thrust into an entirely different world, where names shift, stories overlap, and histories are both deeply secret and in profound need of retelling.

Leyla from Iran, Tanya from Russia, and Tea-Bag, who is from Africa but claims to be from Kurdistan (because Kurds might receive preferential treatment as refugees)--these are the shadow girls who become Humlin's unlikely pupils in impromptu writing workshops. Though he had imagined their stories as fodder for his own book, soon their intertwining lives require him to play a much different role.

Offering both surprising humor and heartbreaking moments, The Shadow Girls is a triumph that will please longtime fans of Mankell as well as readers new to his work.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: The Shadow Girls
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-7531-9206-3 / 978-0-7531-9206-1 (UK edition)
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October 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Shadow Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-59558-192-8 / 978-1-59558-192-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: The New Press
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September 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Shadow Girls
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-84343-059-2 / 978-1-84343-059-9 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: The Shadow Girls
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-7531-9207-1 / 978-0-7531-9207-8 (UK edition)
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Shadow Girls
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ISBN: 0-09-945548-X / 978-0-09-945548-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shadow Girls
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ISBN: 0-307-38593-0 / 978-0-307-38593-2 (USA edition)
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Title: The Shadow Girls
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-09-958206-6 / 978-0-09-958206-9 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Shadow Girls
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-84655-672-4 / 978-1-84655-672-2 (UK edition)
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October 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Shadow Girls
Author(s): Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg (translator)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2012 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Shadow Girls
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-4450-2480-2 / 978-1-4450-2480-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Shadow Girls
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-4450-2481-0 / 978-1-4450-2481-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2012 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Shadow Girls
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-4450-2482-9 / 978-1-4450-2482-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Shadow Girls
Author(s): Henning Mankell
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October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Shadow Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Henning Mankell
Publisher: The New Press
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September 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Shadow Girls
Author(s): Henning Mankell
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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