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.