Popular Music from Vittula: A Novel

Popular Music from Vittula: A Novel

Mikael Niemi, Laurie Thompson


renowned track from Vittula tells the fantastical tale of a tender boy's unordinary lifestyles, peopled by means of a vacationing African priest, a witch within the center of the wooded area, cousins from Missouri, an previous Nazi, a stunning woman with a black Volvo, silent males and difficult ladies, a champion-bicyclist track instructor with a thumb in the midst of his hand—and, no longer least, on a sparkly vinyl disk, the Beatles.
The tale unfolds in sweltering wooden saunas, amidst chain thrashings and gang conflict, studying to play the guitar within the storage, over a standard marriage ceremony meal, for you to China, in the course of consuming competitions, whereas studying mystery languages, taking part in ice hockey surrounded by way of snow drifts, outsmarting mice, gaining knowledge of women, staging a primary rock live performance, peeing within the snow, snowboarding below a gleaming hour of darkness sky. within the demeanour of David Mitchell’s Black Swan eco-friendly, Mikael Niemi tells a narrative of a rural Sweden without delay international and regularly occurring, as a mystical early life slowly fades with the seasons into grownup truth.

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