The shadow girls
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Segerberg, Ebba. Translator
Published
New York : New Press, 2012.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
329 pages ; 24 cm.
Status
Main Library - Adult  1 available
Fiction Mankell, H
Oliver La Farge - Adult  1 available
Fiction Mankell, H

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English
ISBN
9781595581921 (hc. : alk. paper), 1595581928 (hc. : alk. paper)

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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, begins to pitch and promote the nonexistent book despite Humlin's emphatic refusals. Then, when he travels 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mankell, H., & Segerberg, E. (2012). The shadow girls . New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015 and Ebba. Segerberg. 2012. The Shadow Girls. New York: New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015 and Ebba. Segerberg. The Shadow Girls New York: New Press, 2012.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mankell, Henning, and Ebba Segerberg. The Shadow Girls New Press, 2012.

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