About this book
A new novel from the author of the Inspector Wallander books, this is a sweeping historical epic based on the true story of a Swedish woman who ran the most famous brothel in Mozambique. It sold more than 50,000 copies in Sweden in the first 3 months of publication.
In 1904, Hanna Lundmark escapes the brutal poverty of rural Sweden for a job as a cook onboard a steamship headed for Australia. She finds love in the form of the ship's mate, whom she marries, but disaster strikes when her husband is struck down almost immediately by a fatal illness.