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Daniel by Henning Mankell
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May 10, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, foreign
Read in May, 2012

An exquisitely sad story; ruthlessly elegant writing with a unique moral sympathetic view point.

Set in 1877-1878 Daniel, an orphaned boy of an African nomadic people is adopted by a Swedish man and taken to Sweden. He suffers multiple betrayals and tragedies as he struggles to understand his new world and the people he encounters, and makes attempts to use what he has learned in his native desert.

I found myself unable to put it down.
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