Books by Johanna Sinisalo

THE CORE OF THE SUN by Johanna Sinisalo
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Written with wit and grace—Sinisalo describes depression as 'a smooth-walled cavity, an open, echoing cave with a darkness living in it deeper than the space between the stars'—the novel maintains an impressive grasp on plot and suspense, easily luring the reader into taking its characters, politics, and striking story to heart."
Finnish author Sinisalo (The Blood of Angels, 2014, etc.) creates a dystopian near-future Finland where women are subjugated to the demands of men by a chilling system of law and eugenics, all in the name of promoting a placid, healthy, and successful society.Read full book review >
THE BLOOD OF ANGELS by Johanna Sinisalo
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"At its best, Sinisalo's novel engages in a fierce discussion of ecological choices while also imagining an unusually picturesque, Orpheus-tinged search for love beyond death."
A new novel by Finnish author Sinisalo (Birdbrain, 2011, etc.) uses harrowing ecological collapse and an idyllic parallel world to examine both the possibility of global disaster and one man's surreal, life-altering experience of grief.Read full book review >
TROLL by Johanna Sinisalo
Released: May 1, 2004

"A fascinating black comedy, from a writer who has made the transition to literary fiction with a giant's strides."
The eponymous humanlike "monster" familiar from the mythology and folklore of Lapland dominates this prizewinning first novel, the work of a Finnish writer for TV and comic strips. Read full book review >