Stories from the Edge of The World

An impactful novel about the power of stories, family and love, hope and war. How stories we tell shape our history and our destiny. An exclamation mark of human rights and life after a pandemic.

With the entire world against Pilvi and others alike infected by the virus, it is the stories that give hope for survival. 

Pilvi and Julian have both change when infected by the T flu virus. T people are a persecuted minority in their society, seen as a threat to humans. Life is a continuous struggle as they are on a constant run, finding shelter from abandoned factories and metro stations. Pilvi begins to tell stories to Julian, who she has rescued so he can sleep at night.

T people must decide if they want to claim a place in the world by war. Pilvi also discovers that survival among her own depends on the stories – they can either keep one alive or lead to destruction.

The independent novel continues the stories of the books The Terror Inside and Strangers Outside. Chillingly, these novels were imagined before the current pandemic and that makes Stories from the Edge of the World an uncanny read, how imagination has reflected future events of our current reality.

An impactful novel about the power of stories, family and love, hope and war. How stories we tell shape our history and our destiny. An exclamation mark of human rights and life after a pandemic.

With the entire world against Pilvi and others alike infected by the virus, it is the stories that give hope for survival. 

Pilvi and Julian have both change when infected by the T flu virus. T people are a persecuted minority in their society, seen as a threat to humans. Life is a continuous struggle as they are on a constant run, finding shelter from abandoned factories and metro stations. Pilvi begins to tell stories to Julian, who she has rescued so he can sleep at night.

T people must decide if they want to claim a place in the world by war. Pilvi also discovers that survival among her own depends on the stories – they can either keep one alive or lead to destruction.

The independent novel continues the stories of the books The Terror Inside and Strangers Outside. Chillingly, these novels were imagined before the current pandemic and that makes Stories from the Edge of the World an uncanny read, how imagination has reflected future events of our current reality.

info

  • Year of publication

    2021

  • Original title

    Iltasatuja maailmanpalosta

  • Page count

    333

  • Original publisher

    Otava Publishing Company

  • Original language of publication

    Finnish

Reviews

  • Helsingin Sanomat newspaper

    "Siri Kolu has evolved into a modern-day Astrid Lindgren."

  • Heidi P. - Kirjapöllön huhuiluja

    "Stories from the Edge of the World is a gloomy dystopian and intelligently psychological novel for a more mature Young Adult taste"

Authors

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