A Day in Ostrobothnia
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
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This novel earned Antti Tuuri the Nordic Prize in Literature in 1985.
The book covers one day in the Hakala brothers’ life in the 1970s in Ostrobothnia, a culturally diverse region in Finland. The novel was made into a successful film by Pewkka Parikka in 1988.
Some critics feel the novel places them in the middle of a Western movie; others compare Tuuri to Faulkner and Hemingway and in the Finnish tradition of Aleksis Kivi’s “Seven Brothers.” Translated into English by Anselm Hollo.