Faceless Killers Themes

Henning Mankell
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Change is coming to Sweden, in the form of an influx of refugees, who are held in refugee camps. White supremacist and nationalist feelings are rising. The world is changing in other ways, though. Drug crimes and violence are increasing in rural areas. Wallander feels he can't keep up with the changes. He is depressed by the increasing violence and feels he doesn't understand the new breed of criminals. Wallander's depression over societal change is mirrored and exacerbated by his depression over the changes in his own life.

Wallander's daughter ran away from him after her suicide attempt, and he can't seem to reconnect with her. His father is becoming more and more senile, making their relationship even more difficult. His wife has left him. Wallander is stranded in a world that seems to have changed around him and in which he has lost everything. When Wallander goes...

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