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The Human Part - Hotakainen, Kari, and F. Witesman, Owen (Translated by)
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An elderly woman agrees to sell her life story to an author with writer's block she meets at a book fair. She needs to talk - her husband has not spoken since a family tragedy some months ago, and seven thousand euros is a lot of money. She claims that her grown-up children are doing well, but the writer imagines less salubrious lives for them, as the downturn of Finland's economic boom begins to bite. Perhaps he's on to something. The Human Part lays bare the absurdities of modern society in the most vicious and precise ...

The Human Part 2013, MacLehose Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780857051066

Mass-market paperback

The Human Part 2012, MacLehose Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780857050656