WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FRANCE: Editions Leduc.s
Original title: Rakkaudenhirviö
Author: Saara Turunen
Illustrator: Saara Turunen
Suomi (Finland) Prize 2016
Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize 2015
English sample & synopsis
Love/Monster is a strong, unique novel about the lust for life, shame, yearning, and trying to belong somewhere. It is a self-portrait of an artist that expands into an exploration of cultural identity, gender roles, and the demand of being “normal”.
In Love/Monster a young woman is finding her own place in the world by constantly changing the scenery. Instead of answers, the only thing she finds is her own shadow, the feeling of worthlessness and the inability to love herself. The narrative voice is often playful and amusing, as the novel tackles big themes with the aid of humor.
Over 12,000 copies sold!
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi