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Quicksand by Henning Mankell
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    Jan 10, 2017 | 320 Pages

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    Jan 10, 2017 | 320 Pages

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Praise for Henning Mankell’s Quicksand
 
“Surely one of the most moving and intriguing farewell notes ever written. . . . Intensely beautiful in its spirit.” —Alexander McCall Smith, New Statesman
 
“An extraordinary book. . . . Profoundly moving.” —The Guardian

Quicksand defines life not by its ending but by the creative and humanitarian content that filled—and fulfilled—Mankell’s life. . . . The essays sharpen with resounding poignancy.” —Financial Times
 
“An extremely moving swansong. . . . The reader realizes that Mankell has never really been driven by anger but by the tiny, fragile hope that his words and deeds will help in the fight for a fairer world.” —The Independent (London)
 
“[An] absorbing addition to the work of Sweden’s most internationally famous writer since August Strindberg. . . . Quicksand, a hybrid of essay and memoir, reflects knowledgeably on art, religion, childhood, and the ‘final insensibility’ that is our dying. Rarely has a writer contemplated the mystery of the end of life with such a wide-ranging curiosity.” —London Evening Standard 

“Uplifting and, as a memoir, as unusual a creation as [Mankell’s] Nordic detective, Kurt Wallander.” —GQ (London)

“Elegant, unflinching.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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