Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old retired doctor.
Years ago he retreated to the Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island.
He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary.
He lives a quiet life. Until he wakes up one night to find his house on fire. Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed wellies, as neighbouring islanders arrive to help douse the flames.
All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson.
The house that has been in his family for generations and all his worldly belongings are gone.
He cannot think who would do such a thing, or why. Without a suspect, the police begin to think he started the fire himself. Tackling love, loss and loneliness, After the Fire is Henning Mankell's compelling last novel.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/10/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781910701768
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