Original title: Pintaremontti
Author: Miika Nousiainen
Genres: Commercial/Upmarket, Humor
German and Norwegian editions, English sample
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
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
GERMANY: Kein & Aber
NORWAY: Vigmostad & Bjørke
RUSSIA: Livebook Publishing