Miika Nousiainen

Original title: Pintaremontti

Author: Miika Nousiainen

Published: 2020

Publisher: Otava

Genres: Commercial/Upmarket, Humor

Pages: 250

Reading material:

German and Norwegian editions, English sample

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

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.


"Facelift is a perfect feel-good novel. It meets the high expectations that we have learned to expect from Nousiainen: it's funny, dark, entertaining and very timely."  - Helsingin Sanomat newspaper

"Fast, funny and heartwarming! (4 stars)" - Kulttuuritoimitus magazine

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, start laughing and at the same time having this awkward and thrilling feeling of facing existential questions.

–Patrick Sielemann, Editor, Kein & Aber, Germany

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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
GERMANY: Kein & Aber
NORWAY: Vigmostad & Bjørke
RUSSIA: Livebook Publishing
SERBIA: Odiseja


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About author

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.


2020, Commercial/Upmarket, Humor

Miika Nousiainen


2016, Humor

Miika Nousiainen


2007, Humor

Miika Nousiainen

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