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Depths is next novel from Henning Mankell to appear in English
Posted 2006-04-18
Depths by Henning MankellThe 2004 novel Depths, published as Djup in Swedish, is the next work from Henning Mankell scheduled for publication in English. In the UK, it's due on 5 October 2006  and 31 October in Canada and possibly the US.

The novel is neither neither a mystery nor set in Africa so readers can look forward to something new and interesting from Mankell.

Here's the official synopsis:

  It is October 1914: the destroyer Svea emerged from the Stockholm archipelago bearing south-south-east. On board was Lars Tobiasson-Svartman, a naval engineer charged with making depth soundings to find a navigable channel for the Swedish navy. As a child Tobiasson-Svartman was fascinated by measurement; nothing is as magical as exact knowledge. His instinct for his profession is reflected in the comfortable domesticity he enjoys with his wife - herself meticulous in every detail.

Close to the waters where soundings are taken Tobiasson-Svartman alights on a barren skerry, presumed uninhabited, and is surprised to discover there a young woman, Sara Fredrika. Despite her almost feral appearance, something about her strikes him to the core. The mission is a success and the Svea returns to Gothenburg. Tobiasson-Svartman, however, remains haunted by this chance encounter; his equilibrium has been disturbed, and he is now compelled to find any pretence to return to the remote islet.

In "Depths", Mankell confirms his status as a writer beyond the crime genre. By delving deep into the male psyche, he has produced a novel both as tense and compelling in every way as the "Wallander" series, but also powerful, moving and ultimately tragic.

 

Amazon.co.uk has Depths listed for preorder in their catalog. In the US, a Canadian version is listed.