Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Title: We Sinners
By: Hanna Pylväinen
This is a first novel with a precise and biting viewpoint. Or, rather, viewpoints; the perspective shifts repeatedly from one member to another of a large Finnish-American family riven by the religion meant to bind them. Pylvainen’s prose is spare, but there’s lava beneath the surface, always threatening. Will her next work be equally contained, or will that etched prose explode? Well worth reading for itself, and as entrée to the career to come.
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