Kaj Korkea-aho

©Niklas Sandström

The Red Room

Kaj Korkea-aho: The Red Room

How far are we willing to go to fulfill the fantasies of our own and of others?

A young writer promises to write a book in exchange for an affordable apartment in Helsinki. But when a lonely gentleman offers him the home of his dreams, the young man finds himself involved in a remarkable game. He begins to write a story that takes the reader to the labyrinth of desire and submission, to the nightlife of 1980s Helsinki, and to the intricate setups of relationships between men – but what is his place in it?

Original title: Röda rummet. Förlaget 2021, 320 pp.
Foreign rights: Elina Ahlback Literary Agency, ahlbackagency.com