Hardback After the fire / Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781910701768 (hbk.) :
Fredrik Welin is a 70-year-old retired doctor. Years ago he retreated to the Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He lives a quiet life. Until he wakes up one night to find his house on fire.Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed wellies, as neighbouring islanders arrive to help douse the flames. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson. The house that has been in his family for generations and all his worldly belongings are gone. He cannot think who would do such a thing, or why. Without a suspect, the police begin to think he started the fire himself.
Original title: Svenska gummistövlar. English
401 pages ; 25 cm