Depths

By: Mankell, Henning; Laurie Thompson translator

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Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only light scuffing of DJ ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book ; 1.26 x 9.31 x 6.41 Inches; 403 pages; "October 1914: the destroyer Svea emerged from the Stockholm archipelago bearing south-southeast. 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."

Title: Depths

Author Name: Mankell, Henning; Laurie Thompson translator

Categories: Historical, Naval,

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf Canada: 2006

ISBN Number: 0676978711

ISBN Number 13: 9780676978711

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 13384

Keywords: WWI Sweden destroyer