1867: a year of devastating famine in Finland. Marja, a farmer's wife from the north, sets off on foot through the snow with her two young children.
Their goal: St Petersburg, where people say there is bread.
Others are also heading south, just as desperate to survive.
Ruuni, a boy she meets, seems trustworthy. But can anyone really help? ------ Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'Like Cormac McCarthy's The Road, this apocalyptic tale deals with the human will to survive. And let me be honest: There will come a point in this book where you can take no more of the snow-covered desolation.
But then the first rays of spring sun appear and our belief in the human spirit revives.
A stunning tale.' Meike Ziervogel, Publisher
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Peirene Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781908670205