Alice thought it was unusual to see a dragonfly in the middle of winter. But she followed it until she fell down-down-down, and woke up in a world unlike any other. Welcome to Sisterland, a fantastical world of eternal summer.
Seven women meet in a white, undefined space seconds after their deaths. Time, as we understand it, has ceased to exist, and all bodily sensations have disappeared. In turn they try to remember, to piece together the fragments of their lives, their identities, their lost loves, and to pinpoint the moment they left their former lives behind.
In this haunting novel by the celebrated author of The Rabbit Back Literature Society, a mild-mannered publisher reconnects online with his first love, reigniting long-forgotten memories of the dark, magical, and dangerous secret passages of his youth.
An award-winning love story set in two countries and in two radically different moments in time, bringing together a young man, his mother, a boa constrictor, and one capricious cat.
A sharp, funny semi-speculative portrayal of the ordinary dangers of contemporary life that we may not understand, let alone control.
A densely imagined, funny, and moving tale of survival and spiritual insurrection in a land of stifling gender conformity, from the queen of Finnish Weird, Johanna Sinisalo.
Indian scientists discover a vast stretch of underwater ruins at the west coast of India. Have they found Atlantis, the fabled sunken continent? And with global warming, are our own cities in danger of suffering the same fate? Risto Isomäki delivers a hard-hitting eco-thriller in The Sands of Sarasvati.
An issue devoted to contemporary Finnish literature in Words Without Borders, the online journal of literature in English translation.
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.
Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen’s brilliant, indescribable first novel is a darkly funny tale about a tiny town haunted by aspiring writers and otherwordly presences.