Pulkkinen, Riikka 

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Fiction
BIC Subjects: Literature & literary studies
      Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publication Date: 21/03/2012
Place of Publication: Australia

 Synopsis  Information
It's the start of a luminous Scandinavian summer, and Elsa the matriarch of an eminent Helsinki family, is dying. Her family members gather around to support her, but their hidden struggles come, too. There's Elsa's granddaughter Anna, lost in her own world and concealing an unhappy affair that will not heal; Martti, Elsa's loving husband, whose dreams are haunted by the spectre of another woman; and Elsa's adult daughter Eleonoora, anxiously trying to deal with her mother's illness. As Elsa's existence becomes more fragile, the anchors of Eleonoora's childhood memories begin to slip away, and the foundations upon which the family has built its life for forty years start to shift.