Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Vanishing point

Otava have published the short novel Katoamispiste (Vanishing Point) by Joel Haahtela, an unusual book which describes a search for a missing person and in the process enters the landscapes and cityscapes of the Finnish novelist Raija Siekkinen, who died in a house fire in 2004. The novel establishes a curious relation between Siekkinen’s fate and that of the Austrian poet and author Ingeborg Bachmann, who died in similar circumstances in October 1973.

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