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Things that Fall from the Sky - cover

Things that Fall from the Sky

Selja Ahava

Translator Emily Jeremiah, Fleur Jeremiah

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

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Summary

One quirk of fate can send life spiralling in the most unexpected direction…
 
Things that Fall from the Sky is a stunning narrative that explores the unexpected and inexplicable nature of reality.
 
Three lives are changed forever by a series of random events: a young girl loses her mother when a block of ice falls from the sky; a woman wins the jackpot twice; and a man is struck by lightning four times. Selja Ahava weaves together these unique stories in a charming, one-of-a-kind tale about just how far people will go to force life into a logical pattern they can make sense of.
 
Things that Fall from the Sky is a story of everyday life. But it is also a meditation on the passing of time, the endurance of love and the pain of loss. This prize-winning novel by one of Finland’s best-loved writers is now touching readers’ hearts all over the world, painting an unforgettable picture of the unforeseen twists and turns that can define a lifetime.

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