Children of The Cave

Author(s): Virve Sammalkorpi
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781908670502

It’s dangerous to be different where everyone else is alike. Have you noticed?’
1819. Iax Agolasky, a young assistant to a notable French explorer, sets off on a journey to the Russian wilderness. They soon discover a group of creatures living in a cave: children with animal traits. But are they animals, or human? Faced with questions of faith, science and the fundamentals of truth, tensions rise in the camp. Soon the hildren’s
safety becomes threatened and Agolasky needs to act.


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We celebrate Virve Sammalkorpi as one of the most powerful voices to emerge in Finnish literature for a generation. She published her first novel in 1999 and has written seven novels in total. This is the first time one of her books has been translated into English.


Emily Jeremiah and Fleur Jeremiah form a multilingual mother-and- daughter translation team, who have co-translated numerous works by Finnish poets and novelists. They have translated three previous Peirene books.

Why Peirene chose to publish this book:

Greek legends, fables and fairy tales all share an interest in mythical beings. In this book Sammalkorpi imagines what would ha these creatures really existed. How would we respond? The answer


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ISBN13/Barcode 9781908670502
ISBN10 1908670509
Author Virve Sammalkorpi
Binding Paperback
Date Published 15 Feb 2019
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 148
Publisher Peirene Press Ltd

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