The Healer Comes to America
Antti Tuomainen’s sci-fi crime novel The Healer, released last month in Britain and translated by yours truly, will be published in the U.S. next month by Henry Holt, and is available for pre-order through several vendors.
Here are some advance reviews:
“In Tuomainen’s first appearance in English translation, a long-unpublished poet takes to the streets of a grimly dystopian Helsinki in search of his vanished wife… Tapani’s search, which will lead him through an appalling series of cityscapes to some shattering discoveries about the wife he thought he knew so well, is the stuff of authentic nightmares.” – Kirkus
“It’s no accident that Antti Tuomainen’s protagonist is a poet. As rendered in this sensitive translation from the Finnish by Lola Rogers, the book’s language is as important as the tension generated by the narrative.” – Barry Forshaw, The Independent
“The murders and their culprit take a backseat in this fraught thriller as Tuomainen conjures up in spare, softly poetic prose the collapse of social order and human decency in the face of environmental havoc.” – Metro UK
“The Healer is a fantastic introduction to a promising new name in Scandinavian Crime.” Kate Wilson, Booktrust