TUE —6-28-2016—6 PM
Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of our Nordic Book Club. Each month we select a novel from some of the best Nordic literary voices.
Discussions take place the last Tuesday of the month in the Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia House.
If you’re unable to make it to a meeting or live outside of New York, join in the discussion online in our Goodreads group during the last week of the month.
The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo
Johanna Sinisalo’s The Core of the Sun (Grove Atlantic, January 2016) is set in an alternative historical present in which a young Finnish woman’s growing addiction to illegal chili peppers leads her on an adventure into a world where love, sex, and free will are controlled by the state. Sinisalo’s tautly told story is a witty, inventive, and fiendishly engaging read.
Copies of The Core of the Sun are available to purchase in the Shop at Scandinavia House.