6-year-old Daniel after performing in one his adopted father’s lecture-demonstrations:
A novel by Henning Mankell
Recorded at Recorded Books studios, NYC
Read by T. Ryder Smith
Hans Bengler, a Swedish entomologist, travels across southern Africa in 1870 in search of undiscovered insects. In the desert, he finds an orphaned native boy, whom he adopts on impulse and calls Daniel. Bengler brings Daniel back to Sweden to exhibit him for money, but Daniel is haunted by dreams of his parents and driven by a desire to return home. A link eventually emerges between Daniel's story and the murder of a mentally-retarded Swedish girl, which dramatically illuminates the evils of colonialism and the cultural chasm between Europeans and Africans.
- Publisher's Weekly