Kennedy's Brain

Kennedy's Brain

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Convinced that her beloved twenty-eight-year-old son was killed in spite of a police ruling that he committed suicide, archaeologist Louise Cantor travels throughout the world in search of answers, an endeavor marked by additional murders, dangerous secrets, and sobering truths about the African AIDS epidemic. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
When archaeologist Louise Cantor returns to Sweden from a dig in Greece, her world collapses with the discovery of her only child dead in his bed. Henrik turns out to have led multiple lives and held many secrets - including his HIV-positive status - that she knew nothing about, and part of her shock over his death stems from the realization that he concealed so much from her. Louise is convinced his death cannot be a suicide, and her grief and anger become an all-consuming desire to know who her son really was and what could have left him dead at the age of twenty-eight. Her investigation takes her to Spain, Australia, and, in her most disorienting and perilous trip, Mozambique, home to a sinister AIDS hospice run by a powerful philanthropist who is somehow linked to Henrik. Her travels also bring her closer and closer to a danger she cannot yet understand, while those who dare to help her put their lives at risk.

Baker
& Taylor

Convinced that her beloved twenty-eight-year-old son was killed in spite of a police ruling that he committed suicide, archaeologist Louise Cantor travels throughout the world in search of answers.

Publisher: New York : The New Press, c2007
ISBN: 9781595581846
1595581847
Branch Call Number: FICTION MANKELL
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Laurie 1938-

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ilovewhippets
Jan 06, 2015

Excellent! I recommend it!

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ndexter
Feb 19, 2014

An excellent, harrowing, and intriguing story about killings, crimes, and misuse of power revolving around Aids in Africa and in particular Southern Africa. Although the title is Kennedy's Brain and has innuendos of conspiracy in Kennedy's death, it is only used to juxtapose the magnitude and the idea of a possible cover-up surrounding Aids in this continent. Specifically, how might drug and pharmacuetical companies, related business entities, profiteers, etc., are using africans and that continent, as one would use mice under laboratory conditions; to develop, test, essentially perpetuating Aids in africans with the main purpose of profit, power and market position.

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uncommonreader
Aug 02, 2012

This book tells the story of an archeologist unravelling the mystery of son's murder, using the methodology of archeology. It is also about AIDs in Africa. A good book.

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Palomino
Dec 30, 2011

"Average" it was not, but I don't know how else to rate it. It was grim and unpleasant, and had nothing to do with Kennedy's brain. I expected a lot more from the hype. OTOH, it was decently written even after translation, cleverly plotted, and I guess makes you think.

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John_M
Apr 13, 2010

African scenes and characters interesting but shallow. Some of the plot is too improbable. Still kept me interested to the end.

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