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Tue, Nov 12


Virtual, via Google Meet

Nordic Book Club, November 2024

Nordic Book Club, November 2024
Nordic Book Club, November 2024

Time & Location

Nov 12, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST

Virtual, via Google Meet

About the Event

Join us in November when we read Fishing for the Little Pike (Is More Dangerous Than You Think) by Juhani Karila (2019).  The book was translated into English by Lola Rogers (2023).  Fishing for the Little Pike won the Kalevi Jäntti Prize for best work by a young Finnish author, the Tähtifantasia Prize for best work of science fiction, and the Jarkko Laine Prize for most extraordinary work of Finnish literature, all in 2019. 

From the publisher (Restless Books):

When Elina makes her annual summer pilgrimage to her remote family farm in Lapland, she has three days to catch the pike in a local pond or she and the love of her life will both die. This year her task is made more difficult by the intervention of a host of deadly supernatural creatures and a murder detective on her tail. Can Elina catch the pike and put to rest the curse that has been hanging over her head since a youthful love affair turned sour? Can Sergeant Janatuinen make it back to civilization in one piece? And just why is Lapland in summer so weird?  Fishing for the Little Pike is an audacious, genre-defying blend of fantasy, folk tale, and nature writing.

You can purchase the book here.

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