Oh my God, YES!
I have been praying for this books to be translated into English, so I’m extremely happy to hear that this is happening! In my opinion it’s definitely one of the best Finnish historical fiction out there! I suggest that you sign up for the giveaway and also check out the other cool posts on The Oxford Culture Review.
We have two copies of White Hunger to give away to our readers! Translated from the Finnish by Emily Jeremiah and Fleur Jeremiah and published by the fantastic Peirene Press (you can read an interview with ex-Marketing Director Maddy Pickard here), this debut novella by Aki Ollikainen has proved extraordinarily successful in its native Finland. Winner of the Best Finnish Debut Novel 2012 and Finnish Book Bloggers’ Best Book 2012 amongst others, this is the first time that this book will appear in English. The novella is set in 19th century Finland, and follows a young woman’s journey from Finland to St Petersburg in a desperate attempt to save her young children from starvation.
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