A Day in Ostrobothnia

Written by Antti Tuuri; Anselm Hollo, translator

Retail: $22
ISBN: 9780968905432
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 226

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.