The Red Book of Farewells (Hardcover)

The Red Book of Farewells By Pirkko Saisio, Mia Spangenberg (Translator) Cover Image
By Pirkko Saisio, Mia Spangenberg (Translator)
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For fans of Claire-Louise Bennett and Eileen Myles, an enigmatic work of autofiction set in a time of leftist politics and criminalized sexuality.

Pirkko Saisio's autofictional novel, in Mia Spangenberg's tender translation, is a mesmerizing account of radical politics and sexual awakening in a series of farewells--to her mother, to the idealism of youth, to friends and lovers, and finally to her grown daughter. The novel embeds readers in a delirious Finland, where art and communist politics are hopelessly intertwined, and where queer love, still a crime, thrives in underground bars. But then one morning in 2002, on a remote island off the coast of Finland, the narrator Pirkko Saisio informs her publisher that she's accidentally deleted her latest manuscript, The Red Book of Farewells. Playful and mysterious, The Red Book of Farewells is a work that stoically embraces the small revolutions of moving on.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781949641462
ISBN-10: 1949641465
Publisher: Two Lines Press
Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
Pages: 312
Language: English