Great news! The Latvian rights for the Botnia award-nominated THE ENCHANTMENT by Riikka Pulkkinen have been acquired by Jana Rozes Apgads, one of the oldest publishers in Latvia. They are also the publishers of e.g. Paulo Coelho, Alex Schulman, and Fredrick Backman. The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
THE ENCHANTMENT has previously sold to Scribe UK for the English rights – the right are still available in e.g. Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Estonia, The Netherlands…
This shiningly beautiful novel is an autopsy of girlhood and power
Philippa Laakso, aged seventeen, is found dead in her yard at home. Nothing suggests a crime, and everyone who knew her is certain she wasn’t suicidal. On the other hand, all who knew her seem to hold a differing view of her. The investigation sees them being interviewed, but behind every view and story is Philippa’s influence. She still has the people around her in a sharp grip: her friend, ex-boyfriend, teacher, neighbors.
Riikka Pulkkinen’s anticipated novel examines the power and comfort of make-believe and the thin line between love and play. Every character in the novel sees Philippa in his or her own way, as a mirror for fantasizing, anger, aspirations, comfort, and freedom, and uses their perceived image of Philippa to their own ends.
Otava, August 2022, 383pp.
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
LATVIA: Jana Rozes Apgads
WORLD ENGLISH: Scribe
English sample and synopsis, Finnish edition