Inka Nousiainen

Original title: Mustarastas

Author: Inka Nousiainen

Published: 2019

Publisher: WSOY

Genre: Literary Fiction

Pages: 170

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A heart-gripping story of loss, letting go, and of hope that won’t fade away – based on a true story.

In August 1989 a young man goes on a cruise boat with his friends, and disappears.  The only thing that returns is a yellow backpack and endless sorrow. The tragedy changes the lives of the whole family. Uncertainty of the brother’s fate makes his little sister ask even years later, what happened on that night on M/S Fennia?

The sister, grown up with the trauma, returns to the memories of past with hope to finally be able to say goodbye.

Memories and the importance of stories are at the heart of this novel. Because as long as you are remembered you are still with us.

–Etelä-Suomen Sanomat newspaper

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EGYPT: Sefsafa Publishing

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About author

Inka Nousiainen

Inka Nousiainen is an award-winning author from Helsinki, who writes fiction, children’s books and lyrics for different artists. She was only 17 years old when her first novel was published and it won the Topelius Prize in 1994.


2019, Literary Fiction

Inka Nousiainen