Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 489 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 29 mm
cool yet compassionate...bitingly funny...engrossing * The Lady *
funny, sharply observed and very readable * Press Association *
Written with unshowy care and thought...there's something Anglo-Americanly, unScandinavianly familiar about the way Teir tackles these domestic and emotional entanglements - only with weird Finnish names, very heavy snowfall and temperatures that reach -20 Celsius -- Harry Ritchie * Daily Mail *
sharply observed novel...Teir is a highly regarded Scandinavian writer and his creation Max lives in Helsinki, but this quietly devastating picture of middle-class disaffection could just as well be set in Islington. Shot through with understated black humour and nicely balanced between tender and acerbic, this impressive novel is a forceful reminder that there is much more to Scandinavian writing than crime fiction -- Phil Baker * Sunday Times *
Quietly absorbing...well-conceived domestic drama...While the book may be acid about Helsinki's middle class, it is not cynical. Indeed, there is warmth even in its darkest moments -- Josh de la Mare * FT *
Somewhere between Richard Yates and John Updike, but with a Nordic temperament that is cooler ... Teir writes about an academic middle class family with a realism that is both ironically compassionate and warmly critical * Expressen *
Little short of brilliant ... The Winter War is firmly rooted in an Anglo-Saxon tradition, alongside writers such as Julian Barnes, Alan Hollinghurst and Jeffrey Eugenides * Joenkoepings-Posten *
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