Antti Tuomainen

Au fin fond de la petite Sibérie

Little Siberia

September 9, 2021
Novel
320 pages
140 × 210 mm
18,90 €
9782265154674
978-2-2651-5467-4
Translated from Finnish by Anne Colin du Terrail
Antti Tuomainen, Au fin fond de la petite Sibérie
Antti Tuomainen, Au fin fond de la petite Sibérie

What falls from the sky is not always providential...

Rally driver Tarvainen is driving through the snowy wastelands of northern Finland with too much alcohol in his blood and suicidal thoughts in his head, when suddenly the sky explodes and something crashes into the passenger seat.
This “something” turns out to be an extremely valuable meteorite, at least according to the inhabitants of the village of Hurmevaara.
The treasure is temporarily on display in the town’s museum, under the care of Pastor Joel, who as a former military man is not completely inexperienced in combat. This is useful, because organized crime has already caught wind of this new “jewel” which is worth millions... Except that Joel has many other problems. His wife is pregnant, but unfortunately not with him. And while he fights against professional criminals and other treasure hunters, he wonders what the Almighty has planned for him...

The author

Antti Tuomainen (b. 1971) is one of Finland’s most acclaimed and award-winning crime fiction writers. To date, Tuomainen’s works have been translated into more than 25 languages. Crowned “The King of Helsinki Noir” Tuomainen’s piercing and evocative style has never stopped evolving.

Strong points

A new adventure, completely dark and crazy, by the “funniest author in Europe”.

Joel reads the Bible as much as he reads thrillers: a very well-constructed and particularly endearing character.

As always, Antti Tuomainen has an eye for detail—between the extraordinary landscapes, the colorful characters and a plot as gripping as it is entertaining, the reading pleasure is unlimited.

Everything is done to reverse the codes of the genres and to delight the readers, without forgetting some philosophical reflections.

Press

“With moral dilemmas, plenty of action, and the author’s trademark mixture of humour and melancholy, this is Tuomainen’s best yet.”

The Guardian.
September 9, 2021
Novel
320 pages
140 × 210 mm
18,90 €
9782265154674
978-2-2651-5467-4
Translated from Finnish by Anne Colin du Terrail