In this snow-covered, apocalyptic Finnish novella, Aki Ollikainen questions what it takes to survive in a world so apparently desolate. Translated by Emily Jeremiah and Fleur Jeremiah.
1867, Finland. A year of devastating famine in the country. Marja, a farmer’s wife from the north, sets off on foot through the snow with her two young children. Their goal: St Petersburg, where people say there is bread. Others are also heading south, just as desperate to survive. Ruuni, a boy she meets, seems trustworthy. But can anyone really help?
About the AuthorWriter and photographer Aki Ollikainen was born in 1973 in Finland.
About the TranslatorEmily Jeremiah and Fleur Jeremiah form a multilingual mother-and-daughter translation team.