Juhani Karila

La pêche au petit brochet

Fishing for the Little Pike

September 16, 2021
Novel
440 pages
128 × 190 mm
22 €
9782925141013
978-2-9251-4101-3
Translated from Finnish by Claire Saint-Germain

collection “Foreign literature”

Juhani Karila, La pêche au petit brochet
Juhani Karila, La pêche au petit brochet

Offbeat, inimitable: Finnish literature at its best.

Somewhere in Lapland, Elina has three days to catch the pike of the Pike Pond - the Seiväslampi - or a curse will strike her down. But a cruel water genie rules the place. Elina has no choice but to make a pact with one of the most dangerous ghosts around. Meanwhile, Inspector Janatuinen, following in the footsteps of the heroine of our story, investigates a mysterious murder case. With the help of local eccentrics, the two women will have to join forces to restore the balance between the worlds and within themselves.

A phenomenal novel, La pêche au petit brochet renew the delicious madness that has made Finnish literature so successful.

The author

Juhani Karila was born and raised in Lapland.
Fishing for the Little Pike
is his first novel. He has won many prizes in Finland where his writing is compared to that of Arto Paasilina.

Press

“Karila writes world literature in a Rabelaisian carnivalesque spirit and with characters worthy of Don Quixote.”

Jussi Leinonen.
September 16, 2021
Novel
440 pages
128 × 190 mm
22 €
9782925141013
978-2-9251-4101-3
Translated from Finnish by Claire Saint-Germain

collection “Foreign literature”