Narrated By: Sean Barrett
Duration: 10 hours
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'Absorbing, chilling and dripping with evil atmosphere' The Times
Since his mother's disappearance, Hans Olofson has led an isolated life. When he loses his girlfriend in tragic circumstances, he decides to fulfil her dream: to visit the grave of a legendary missionary in Zambia.
On reaching Africa, Hans is struck by its beauty and mystery, and an opportunity of employment tempts him to stay. But he soon becomes embroiled in the issues of the local community. As relationships splinter and fray, Hans realises that his African dream is rapidly turning into a nightmare...
© Henning Mankell 2008 (P) Penguin Audio 2010
Psychological thriller, Narrative theme: Interior life, Crime and mystery fiction, Modern and contemporary fiction, Narrative theme: Social issues
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