The Land of the Living

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FINLAND: Gummerus

Original title: Elävien kirjoihin

Author: Marko Kilpi

Published: 2011

Publisher: Gummerus

Genre: Crime & Suspense

Pages: 498

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A gripping depiction of police work against drug crime, but also a haunting love story.

Can people from the opposing sides of life find each other? Is there any hope for them?
Pike has lived her whole life outside the law with Lalli, who rules the underworld with ferocious violence. When she finds out that she is pregnant, Pike is ready to take new steps in her life, but her old life won’t leave her alone. The aging vice cop Elias Kaski notices the strange change in his former regular customer. The change in Pike’s life also begins a process of change in Kaski. In the end, these two lonely souls find that they are each other’s only possibility. But what kind of possibility is it?

Marko Kilpi

Marko Kilpi (b. 1969) is an author and policeman. Praised by critics, his novels have been awarded several literary prize nominations. The Land of the Living was honored with the Savonia Prize for Literature and a Hollywood movie is in the making.


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