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The Midwife, by Katja Kettu

The Midwife - Katja Kettu, David Hackston

Finnish Lapland is a brutal place. It’s above the Arctic Circle. It’s remote. Until the Russian Revolution and World War II arrived, even the modern world hadn’t touched it much. In Katja Kettu’s The Midwife (translated by David Hackston), we see a level of horror visited up on the Finns and Sami who live there that the history books didn’t prepare us for. In the course of one year, the titular midwife lives through a compressed version of the Finnish war experience...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration.