Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)



ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat

GERMANY: Kein & Aber

NORWAY: Vigmostad & Bjørke

RUSSIA: Livebook Publishing

SERBIA: Odiseja

Original title: Pintaremontti

Author: Miika Nousiainen

Published: 2020

Publisher: Otava

Genres: Commercial/Upmarket, Humor

Pages: 250

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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


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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.


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