By Henning Mankell
Fredrik Welin is a former general practitioner who retired in shame a long time past to a tiny island on which he's the one resident. He has a daughter he hardly ever sees and his mailman Jansson is the nearest factor he has to a pal, and to an adversary. he's completely content material to stay out his days in quiet solitude.
One autumn night, he's startled wide awake by means of a dazzling light--only to find that his home is on hearth. With assistance from Jansson, he escapes the flames simply in time donning left boots. sunrise finds that every little thing he owns is now a smoldering pile of ash and his home is destroyed--forcing him to maneuver into an deserted trailer on his island. an area journalist, Lisa Modin, who desires to write a narrative concerning the fireplace, comes into his lifestyles. In doing so, she awakens in him whatever that he inspiration used to be lengthy lifeless. quickly after, his daughter involves the island with outstanding information of her personal. in the meantime, the police suspect Fredrik of arson simply because he had a large assurance declare on his apartment. while Fredrik is clear of the archipelago, one other condo is going up in flames and the group realizes they've got an arsonist of their midst. After the Fire is an intimate portrait of an aged recluse who's compelled to open himself as much as an international he'd left behind.
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After the Fire by Henning Mankell