©Johanna Laitanen

Rosa Liksom: The River

A captivating novel about migration, refugee camps, and the boundary between life and death.

September 1944. Tens of thousands of people are abandoning their homes to escape the destruction left in the wake of the Lapland War. A young girl whose family has been devastated by the conflict makes her way through this landscape, leading the cows from her home farm all the way.

”A northern masterpiece” (Karjalainen)

Original title: Väylä. Like Publishing 2021, 269 pp.
Foreign rights: Hedlund Literary Agency, hedlundagency.se