We are extremely happy to announce that Johanna Sinisalo’s THE STORM FLUTE translation rights have been sold to Hungarian publisher Metropolis!
Metropolis is the Hungarian publisher for Arthur C. Clarke, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, John Wyndham etc
The Storm Flute is a masterful novel about the thin line between knowledge and belief, a love letter to the weather – a fierce, global story of the destructive power of the human desire for control.
Sinisalo’s strong and clever composition of words is an enjoyable read; the story is a powerhouse just like a surprising thunder front should be.
– Kulttuuri kukoistaa blog, Finland 01.09.21
THE STORM FLUTE
by Johanna Sinisalo
Beauty comes in many forms—stunning, exciting, thrilling, perilous. The weather has all of them.
Predicting or altering the weather is the eternal dream of humanity. A merchant named Jonah, living in Assyria 600 years before the common era, gets caught in a storm. Is the storm a curse from God, or is it his own doing? In Finland in the 2010’s, Leena Lind loves her job as a meteorologist, but the activities of an aggressive finance company have her wasting her expertise at menial tasks. When her daughter Leia plays a game that involves making a video of a thunderstorm, Leena’s life is blown irretrievably off track and soon no one is safe anymore.
Johanna Sinisalo is a Finlandia-Prize winning superstar of Finnish speculative fiction. In addition to her eight novels, she has also written short fiction and film and television screenplays. Her works have been translated into twenty languages.
Sinisalo has won several literary prizes also abroad, such as the 2004 James Tiptree, Jr. Award and the 2017 Prometheus Award, and was nominated for the Nebula Award in 2008, the Prix Escapades in 2012, and the Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire in 2017.
Otava, August 2021, 400pp
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)