February in Finland Giveaway: The Brothers


***Competition Closed***

As there were only two entries the winner was decided by a coin toss and that winner is…



To help celebrate my February in Finland reading month, the wonderful people at Peirene Press have given me a copy of The Brothers by Asko Sahlberg to giveaway.

Finland, 1809. Henrik and Erik are brothers who fought on opposite sides in the war between Sweden and Russia. With peace declared, they both return to their snowed-in farm. But who is the master? Sexual tensions, old grudges, family secrets: all come to a head in this dark and gripping saga.

My review is still to come but I wholeheartedly agree with Peirene’s summary of this short novel of only 112 pages:

‘This is a historical novel in miniature form. It deals in dark passions and delivers as many twists as a 500-page epic’.

To win: leave a comment below saying which classic or epic novel you would like to see written as a gripping yet succinct 112 page novella.

Entries close midnight on Tuesday 23rd February. The winner will be selected randomly. UK entries only.

February in Finland




3 thoughts on “February in Finland Giveaway: The Brothers

  1. Pingback: February in Finland Reading Update | Orange Pekoe Reviews

  2. It’s a tough one (especially as I am such a fan of massive, sprawling novels). Does ‘The Magic Mountain’ count as an epic? It’s a great long book, but I’d also love to see it condensed down into a novella…

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