08 / 2014
140 x 208 mm
General Fiction
Published by:
Hannu Salama

The Joy of the Search
(Hakemisen riemu)

Fifty years after his Midsummer Dances, Salama is still blasting out fierce formulations

The author’s alter ego Harri Salminen holds arguments with the ghosts of the past and with an imaginary figure he has named The Spirit of Truth.

Salminen slides smoothly from the humiliations of the early years to the achievements and successes of the older Harri, with women and otherwise. A certain archbishop’s accusations, Finland’s bold and beautiful, and the morality of just getting by also fall under his merciless scrutiny. Along the way he provides an original perspective on biblical events and Jesus’s life as a sort of changeling.

The universe is in motion, fools!