After the publication of The Parson's Widow, Vartio's fifth novel, Finnish critics hailed it as a masterpiece, her finest literary achievement. This is the first opportunity for English readers to become acquainted with her unforgettable characters: the eccentric widow of a country parson, her maid Alma, and the other inhabitants of a rural village. Readers will discover the passions that lie beneath the villagers' reserve and formality, and that from time to time break through the polite surface with devastating results.
|Publisher:||Dalkey Archive Press|
|Series:||Scandinavian Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.64(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.83(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Her work has also been translated into many languages, although Dalkey Archive's publication of The Parson's Widow is the first time it has appeared in English.