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THE WINTER WAR PHILIP TEIR

August 19, 2015

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THE WINTER WAR PHILIP TEIR

On the surface, the Paul family are living the liberal, middle-class Scandinavian dream. Max Paul is a renowned sociologist and his wife Katriina has a well-paid job in the public sector. They live in an airy apartment in the centre of Helsinki. But look closer and the cracks start to show.
As he approaches his sixtieth birthday, the certainties of Max’s life begin to dissolve. He hasn’t produced any work of note for decades. His wife no longer loves him. His grown-up daughters – one in London, one in Helsinki – have problems of their own. So when a former student turned journalist shows up and offers him a seductive lifeline, Max starts down a dangerous path from which he may never find a way back.
A novel of love, longing and family dysfunction. Philip Teir is a highly regarded Scandinavian writer.
Published 15th January 2015 by serpent.s tail

 

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One Comment
  1. the cover catches my eye; your description of family dysfunction keeps my attention. thank you

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