Thanks to Rosa Liksom, post-punk writing is alive and well in Finland. Her vignettes on contemporary urban living have made her the representative writer of her generation. Her characters work, play, and drink hard and have little time to wallow in self-indulgence. Like the film-maker Kaurismaki, Rosa Liksom portrays a generation left high and dry by the post-war economic 'miracle', no-hopers for whom paradise is drugs and cheap drink in Copenhagen.

One Night Stands 1994, Serpent's Tail, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781852422929

Trade paperback