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Literary Fiction, Page 2

The Blood of Angels

A man searches for the meaning of mass honeybee disappearances, and loss in his own life, in this moving story of tragedy and transcendence by Johanna Sinisalo.

Compartment No. 6

A quiet young Finnish student is forced to share her train compartment with a drunken, tale-telling, self-proclaimed murderer as they cross the crumbling Soviet Union from Moscow to Ulan Bator in Rosa Liksom’s Finlandia Prize-winning novel.

The Rabbit Back Literature Society

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen’s brilliant, indescribable first novel is a darkly funny tale about a tiny town haunted by aspiring writers and otherwordly presences.

The Limit

The grief of love lost to dementia and the treacherous first steps into sexual and psychological adulthood are told with scrupulous emotional honesty in Riikka Pulkkinen’s prize-winning first novel.

Mr Darwin’s Gardener

A postmodern Victorian novel about faith, knowledge and our inner needs by Kristina Carlson.

The Human Part

For what would you sell your life story? And would you sell the truth? Biting social satire from Finlandia winner Kari Hotakainen.

Birdbrain

Birdbrain takes readers on the hiking trip of a lifetime along the Tasmanian coastline. But in this heart of darkness, some things are not what they seem.

The Brothers

Peirene Press, 2012
A Shakespearean drama from icy Finland by Asko Sahlberg