The Colonel's Wife

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Graywolf Press
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.5 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781644450086
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About the Author

Rosa Liksom was born in a village of eight houses in Lapland, Finland, where her parents were reindeer breeders and farmers. She spent her youth traveling Europe, living as a squatter and in communes. She paints, makes films, and writes in Helsinki.

Reviews

"Ms. Liksom is fearlessly good at portraying wicked men in all their moods and disguises. (Her fantastic novel Compartment No. 6 features a similar, and similarly compelling, figure.) . . . The novel is strongest when it's most direct about why people engage in evil: Because they enjoy it."--Wall Street Journal

"All the more thought-provoking and heart-rending in our current strained sociopolitical moment. . . . The Colonel's Wife is equal parts horrifying and fascinating."--Salon

"A chilling yet necessary book."--Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

"Liksom's tale is a brilliantly drawn metaphor."--PopMatters

"Amazing, powerful, and remarkable."--Historical Novel Society

"Liksom's novel memorably combines transportive prose and her narrator's stark perspective."--Publishers Weekly

"An intimate investigation of authoritarianism."--Kirkus Reviews

"An astonishingly fearless, bold, and visceral exploration of the heart and life of a woman on the wrong side of history. . . . A tour de force."--Stacey D'Erasmo