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Italian Shoes

Italian Shoes
$15.95

Andrea says: An odd and moving book by Henning Mankell. Fredrik Welin lives alone on an isolated island of Sweden, until his past and the present collide when three women appear in his life. A poignant story of regret, loneliness, love, family, isolation, resilience, and possible redemption. 

From the bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander series comes a touching and intimate story about an embattled man's unexpected chance at redemption.

Many years ago a devastating mistake drove Fredrik Welin into a life as far as possible from his former position as a surgeon, where he mistakenly amputated the wrong arm of one of his patients. Now he lives in a frozen landscape. Each morning he dips his body into the freezing lake surrounding his home to remind himself he's alive. However, Welins's icy existence begins to thaw when he receives a visit from a guest who helps him embark on a journey to acceptance and understanding. Full of the graceful prose and deft characterization that have been the hallmarks of Mankell's prose, Italian Shoes shows a modern master at the height of his powers, effortlessly delivering a remarkable novel about the most rewarding theme of all: hope.

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9780307472243
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Paperback
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Publication Date: 
October 19, 2010
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