August 2014: A New North: Contemporary Writing from Finland
This month we present fiction from Finland
Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen's dementia patient loses his memory but develops second sight.
Sofi Oksanen pens a vivid recreation of the bombing of Talinn in 1940
Leena Krohn sends a writer to the reading from the hell
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By Nathalie Handal
The children are not dead
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By Georgia de Chamberet
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Ethan Alexander Perets reviewsGonçalo M. Tavares'sA Man: Klaus Klump
Gonçalo M. Tavares is a writer that trades in oppositions. And business is good.