03 / 2014
128 x 185 mm
General Fiction
Published by:
Petri Vartiainen

Fatherly Positions


This prize-winning first novel is a funny, wise story about fatherhood

What is a father’s place these days? What is the everyday life of a thirty-something father? The fathers of today practise parenting under very different situations to previous male generations. When traditional role expectations and literary depictions of men collide with life itself, delectable slivers of prose are born, where only one thing is self-evident: children are the light of a father’s life; it is for their sakes a man will stretch to any position fathomable. It is these changing positions which Vartiainen describes in funny, accurate and whole-hearted ways. He debunks universal myths on fatherhood with humour.