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The Midwife, Book Talk and Film Screening with Katja Kettu
Oct 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
Finnish author and film director Katja Kettu discusses her English-language debut novel The Midwife (AmazonCrossing, October 2016). Kettu’s novel brings to life a long-suppressed period of Finnish history. From the brutality of the World War II prison camps to the splendor of the aurora borealis over the Arctic Sea, The Midwife tells of a stormy romance, the desolate beauty of a protective fjord, and the deeply personal battles waged at the war’s end.
Kettu, in conversation with Tuomas Hiltunen, will discuss the inspiration for her novel, her creative process, and her carefully crafted language, which is simultaneously grotesque and magical.
A screening of the film adaption of The Midwife will follow the talk.
Copies of The Midwife will be available for purchase and signing following the book talk.