Kennedy's Brain

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Kennedy's Brain
British first edition cover
Author Henning Mankell
Original title Kennedys hjärna
Translator Laurie Thompson
Country Sweden
Genre Thriller/Crime novel
Publisher Harvill Secker
Publication date
2005 (orig.)
Published in English
September 2007 (Eng. trans. )
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 320 pp (Eng. hardback trans.)
ISBN ISBN 978-1-59558-184-6 (Eng. trans.)
OCLC 154309109
839.73/74 22
LC Class PT9876.23.A49 K4613 2007

Kennedy's Brain is a novel by Swedish writer Henning Mankell, that was originally published in the Swedish language in 2005. The English translation by Laurie Thompson was published in September, 2007.

With some elements similar to those of John le Carré's The Constant Gardner, Mankell's novel addresses the African HIV/AIDS epidemic, the pharmaceutical industry, and greed centered around the African epidemic. The protagonist is Louise Cantor, a Swedish archaeologist who on returning home from an excavation in Greece makes a tragic discovery. Louise embarks on a search for answers to explain why the tragedy has occurred. Her journey takes her to Australia, to Spain and to Mozambique.