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A Treacherous Paradise

384 pages; Knopf
A gripping page-turner from the internationally acclaimed Scandinavian author introduces a destitute Swedish girl who, after boarding a ship bound for Australia at the turn of the 20th century, ends up a bordello owner in East Africa.
— Abbe Wright