Original title: Pintaremontti

Published: 2020 Fall

Publisher: Otava

Class/genre: Literary

Pages: 250

Tragicomic tale of life’s biggest questions and their surprisingly simple answers.

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Sami has a dream: he desperately wants to be a father. His biological clock has been ticking for the past 15 years so loudly that sometimes it’s hard to hear his own thoughts. But it’s not so easy to become a father, first of all, you need to find a suitable future mother candidate.

But when Sami’s latest future-mother-candidate rides off with a biker guy, he makes a series of bad choices that cause him to anger the local motorcycle gang. How to fix a life where everything seems to go wrong? Sini, a wellbeing blogger with perfectly instagrammable life arrives to offer a solution.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
GERMANY: Kein & Aber

”Reading a novel by Nousiainen is like a scenic ride in a ropeway: a comfortable, entertaining spectacle while looking into deep abysses. I can’t wait to read more and start laughing and at the same time having this awkward and thrilling feeling of facing existential questions.”

– Patrick Sielemann, Editor, Kein & Aber, Germany

Miika Nousiainen

Miika Nousiainen writes sharp, gentle and often tragicomical novels about surprising themes like long-distance running, the desire to be Swedish, and dentistry. He works as a journalist and writes also for television.


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