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The Howling Miller

The Howling Miller

Author: Arto Paasilinna
Series: Canons
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
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Description

When Gunnar Huttunen turns up in a small village to restore its run-down mill, its inhabitants are wary. Gunnar is big. He's a bit odd. And, strangest of all, he howls wildly at night.


If Gunnar is different, then he must be mad, the villagers decide. Hounded from his home, he must find a way to survive the wilds of nature and the greater savagery of civilization.


The Howling Miller is a dark fairytale of community, conformity and our place in the world.

Reviews

A gem of a novel * * New York Times * * Profound . . . Paasilinna's singular vision of freedom and persecution proves beguiling * * Guardian * * Part myth, part fable and part novel - a form that has a funny way of bypassing the head and directly affecting the animal instincts * * Los Angeles Times * * A literary folk tale . . . Extraordinary * * Times Literary Supplement * * It's a riotous novel, full of deadpan humour told in a comic style that, as the opening paragraph suggests, comes across like a fable * * booklit.com * *

Author description

Arto Paasilinna was born in Lapland in 1942. By turns a woodcutter, agricultural labourer, journalist and poet, he is the author of over twenty novels, all of which have been translated into numerous languages.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781782118831
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : Canongate Canons
  • : February 2018
  • : 19.80 cmmm X 12.90 cmmm X 2.30 cmmm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : en
  • : Main - Canons Edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Arto Paasilinna