This is the momentum in a story where nothing much happens yet the progression of plot isn’t slow, just well paced. The police seem to suspect that he set the house on fire himself until This is the story of a seventy year old man whose house burns down in the middle of the night. How will the relationships develop? With the exception of irregular visits by a mailman who delivers by boat, Wilen sees nobody and talks to nobody: After the death of his grandparents this retired recluse has a circle of friends and contemporaries among the permanent residents of the islands, but of family he had only his ex, Harriet – they never married – and their daughter Louise whose existence he was unaware of until she was 30, of whom he sees little and understands not at all. Yes, I solved the mystery well in advance, but there are so many little I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was another Mankell book out there, published soon after his death via cancer in

The mailman on the island is his closest friend. Rolf Bossi, einer der prominentesten deutschen Strafverteidiger, ist im Dezember im Alter von 92 Jahren gestorben. This time Fredrik puts two and two together and arrives at a suspect for the arsonist. Allerdings konnte er noch mehr als seinen Wallander. I am equally embarrassed and terrified by the thought. At the same time, his somewhat strained relationship with his daughter changes for the better. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was another Mankell book out there, published soon after his death via cancer in

Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. However, Modin has her own dark secrets of the past that unsettle Wilen, but do not deter him altogether. At first he fears he could be the main suspect for torching his own home walllander insurance purposes. This one is not a police procedural. Die Schauspielerkarriere, die mit einem Engagement im Wiesbadener Residenztheater begann, endete mit Kriegsbeginn am 1.

The mystery of the arsonist is finally solved, but the motivation is left unexplained, yet somehow this is satisfactory in avoiding the typical neat conclusion In addition, After the Fire is Mankell’s final book and was published posthumously. His simple life gets complicated by a surprising series of events.


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fi,m At first Fredrik is the main suspect. This is the product of a master storyteller. In den er Jahren galt Anita Ekberg als Sexsymbol.

The events of After the Fire take place about eight years later when Wilen is in his seventies. Er erlag den Folgen einer Infektion.

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This kind of life seemingly gives him the opportunity to distance himself from a past he wants to forget, perhaps even deny. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In other words, the consequences of the house being reduced to ashes forces Welin to approach life differently, accepting life and death as it is, rather than as was his attitude toward it in the past.

Journalist, Kritiker, Moderator, Romancier, Dramatiker. He has nothing left apart from a boathouse, where he had set up an improvised surgery, a caravan belonging to his daughter, Louiseand a After the Fire by Henning Mankell, translated by Marlaine Delargy, is not standard crime fiction and although there are crimes committed they are not the main focus of the book.

What a great treatise on getting old. I will now give a series of quotations from the novel that give a much better sense of the power and depth of this novel that I could ever hope to achieve.

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Partly because of my own Scandanavian heritage Mankell’s long history as a successful writer has become a part of my mqnkells. It is full of minutiae, and rambling thoughts.

The book is very readable and I gave it a lot of attention when there were tremendously important football games on TV, which I ignored to continue on in this novel. How will the relationships develop? I have read so many of his books, seen so many in-depth interviews, read so much about him and admired him and his views for a long time it feels I’m saying goodbye to a friend.

Aber die Dunkelheit schreckte mich nicht mehr. Then there is Lisa, a journalist who writes for the local paper, a new acquaintance who interviews him about the fire and Nordin who owns the chandlery. I totally “get” Mankell like few other authors, and only wish he lived longer because his writing is terrific and improved as he aged. Allerdings konnte er noch mehr als seinen Wallander. This was an amazingly poignant read. The relationships between characters are not straight forward but complicated and mysterious.


Auch als Schauspieler war Wes Craven immer wieder zu sehen.

He has nothing left apart from a boathouse, where he had set up an improvised surgery, a caravan belonging to his daughter, Louiseand a boat. This is a book of literature, not a crime story, and as such it forces one to think about life, death, and relationships. After all, he is seventy and never expected anyone to be interested in him.

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I highly recommend them to abschide of excellent, entertaining fiction! Dieser Roman baut sich auf “Die italienischen Schuhe” aus dem Jahr auf. Fredrik in particular is revealed by Mankell to be an amalgam of desire, compulsion and fear—a fully developed psychological portrait. That’s not a review! Fredrik Welin 2 books. It drives me insane! His new grandchild arrives and his new home is being built so Fredrik’s life is on the up. I read this book with great melancholy and sadness.

Lisa Modin, a young reporter for the local newspaper who mines Fredrik for her articles but isn’t willing to share her story or anything else with Fredrik. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mankell ist einer der meistgelesenen Krimiautoren weltweit. Investigating authorities are equally clueless about the cause of the fire. Bis zu seinem Tod im Dezember war er Ehrendirigent in Leipzig. TitanicBraveheartAvatarApollo 13 — all diese Filme haben abachied gemeinsam: An Heilig Abend feierte Lemmy Kilmister seinen Zweedse laarzen is op en top Henning Mankell: