Original title: Sarvijumala
Author: Magdalena Hai
Genre: Young Adult (13 or 14+)
Creeping horror for the YA audience
- Magdalena Hai’s books have been sold in over 20 territories and she has been nominated for several prestigious awards (Finlandia Prize, Nordic Council Literature Prize).
- Magdalena Hai is the winner of the Finnish Literary Export Prize (2017) and Kaarina Helakisa Prize (2020)
When death touches your life, everything changes.
Lauri wakes up in the hospital after a fatal car crash and he doesn’t remember much about it. Mom is dead and now life has changed drastically.
When Lauri starts his slow recovery in a small town at his aunt’s house, he has an unpleasant feeling that everything is not right. The dead don’t stay dead and the beautiful neighbor Vilja-Maaria doesn’t want to live. When an ominous creature with antlers appears behind the window, Lauri begins to see nightmarish dreams that feel too real.
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)