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Kennedy's Brain
by Henning Mankell Laurie Thompson

RRP €11.35

Kennedy's Brain
by Author Name Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson

Book details for title
List Price:11.35
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 29mm, 464pp
Publication date: 07 May 2009
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 9780099542049

Description

When archaeologist Louise Cantor's son Henrik is found dead in his flat, she refuses to believe it was suicide. Clues that only a mother could detect lead her to believe something more sinister took place. In her grief she begins to investigate Henrik's death and when Louise finds a photograph of an unknown girlfriend in Mozambique she decides to travel there. She sees fear in every face, even unexpectedly in the patients at the AIDS clinic set up by an American businessman. Slowly Louise realises she has immersed herself in something far bigger than her son's death...

Reviews

"This is two for the price of one - the finely crafted thriller you'd expect from Mankell, and the powerful social comment you wouldn't" Daily Sport "On one level, it is a mystery; but it is also an angry polemic on a subject that Mankell feels strongly about - the unnecessary suffering of AIDS victims in Africa" The Times "A journey into the darkest reaches of exploitation" Daily Telegraph "Mankell is writing with his heart on his sleeve, and the subject matter is a worthy one" Irish Times "Inventive, funny and worryingly prophetic" Guardian