Publication Date: 01/02/2018 ISBN: 9781782118831 Category:

The Howling Miller

Arto Paasilinna, Will Hobson

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 01/02/2018 ISBN: 9781782118831 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£9.99

Quantity:

Description

When Gunnar Huttunen turns up in a small village to restore its run-down mill, its inhabitants are wary. Gunnar is big. He’s a bit odd. And, strangest of all, he howls wildly at night.

If Gunnar is different, then he must be mad, the villagers decide. Hounded from his home, he must find a way to survive the wilds of nature and the greater savagery of civilization.

The Howling Miller is a dark fairytale of community, conformity and our place in the world.

Publisher Review

A gem of a novel * * New York Times * * Profound . . . Paasilinna's singular vision of freedom and persecution proves beguiling * * Guardian * * Part myth, part fable and part novel - a form that has a funny way of bypassing the head and directly affecting the animal instincts * * Los Angeles Times * * A literary folk tale . . . Extraordinary * * Times Literary Supplement * * It's a riotous novel, full of deadpan humour told in a comic style that, as the opening paragraph suggests, comes across like a fable * * booklit.com * *

Find this book on the following lists

Book experts at your service

What are you looking for?

A recommendation
Something specific
  • Mr B's Recommendation Station
  • Fill in the three questions below, along with your name and email address, and our book experts will be in touch soon with their personal recommendations
  • I'm after something specific
  • Tell us about the book, author or subject you're looking for, along with your name and email address and our book experts will be in touch as soon as possible