Your Love Is Infinite

Original title: On rakkautes ääretön

Published: 2001

Publisher: Tammi

Class/genre: Literary

Pages: 224

A shocking yet bright work about a harsh subject.

Your Love Is Infinite tells about 6-year-old Saara, who has been taken to her grandparents’ house for the summer because her parents aren’t able to care for her. Grandpa is the only adult Saara believes loves her, but it is precisely his violent love that drives Saara into a world of fantasy and guilt. Saara longs for her mother, but she isn’t able to help, and Saara is left to her grandfather’s mercy.

Without blaming anyone, Peura weaves a taut, beautiful, powerful tale about a difficult subject: incest. She writes about children’s trust and dependence, and how they manage to survive.


Shortlisted for the Finlandia Prize in 2001

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“The impressive paradox of Peura’s work is that the novel is good and beautiful even though it deals with what is evil and ugly.”

– Finlandia Prize Committee

Maria Peura


Maria Peura (b. 1970) is a prize-winning author and dramaturge. She was given the prestigious Young Aleksis Kivi Prize, and nominated for the Finlandia Prize, for her debut novel Your Love Is Infinite (On rakkautes ääretön) in 2001. It also received received the Olvi Foundation Award and the Good Deed for Children Award. At the Edge of Light (Valon reunalla), received stellar reviews both in Finland and in the UK, where it was published in 2007. Among Peura’s other works is a collection of poetry for children.

Bibliography


Maria Peura

And the Stars Fall

2014, Literary


Maria Peura

At the Edge of Light

2005, Literary


Maria Peura

Under the Water

2008, Literary

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