"a brooding family drama that has something of the timeless quality of good soap opera" Nicholas Lezard, Guardian "intense hatreds trickle through this short novel like meltwater" Observer "intensely visual ... a brooding, atmospheric, Scandinavian late night movie" Independent on Sunday "This short, intense novel examines concepts of home, inheritance and the connection between personal and international conflict." Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Asko Sahlberg, born 1964, has acquired a fame in Finland that has yet to be replicated in the English speaking world. He published his first novel in 2000 and has written steadily since then, completing his ninth work, The Brothers, in 2010.