Published:
08 / 2014
Pages:
273
Size:
x mm
Genre:
Fiction
,
General Fiction
Marja Björk

A Gypsy Mother’s Lament
(Mustalaisäidin kehtolaulu)

 

“All those who wear the heavy Romany skirts die underneath them.”

Home, children, husband, congregation meetings. Marita knows that she could make something of herself, but there are obstacles: the family is keen to make sure she follows traditional customs, and many outsiders shun the Romany as welfare cheats. Is the spiral of alienation branded in one’s origin? Who would break the traditions passed from mother to daughter?

 

Foreign rights information

An excerpt in English is available