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ⓘ Depths, novel. Depths is a 2004 novel by Swedish writer Henning Mankell. Ever since his childhood Svartman has been obsessed by exactness in the measurement of ..




Depths (novel)
                                     

ⓘ Depths (novel)

Depths is a 2004 novel by Swedish writer Henning Mankell.

Ever since his childhood Svartman has been obsessed by exactness in the measurement of time or distance. He seeks solace through secretly observing or following people, and at night overcomes fear by cradling his most precious possession, his sounding lead. Svartmans obsessions and growing distrust of others leads him to submerge himself in a web of deceit involving his employer, Kristina and Sara which increasingly threatens to engulf him.