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The Iron Age

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Description for The Iron Age Paperback. Num Pages: includes illustrations. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). .
On her family's austere farm, the Girl learns stories and fables of the world around her - of Miina, their sleeping neighbour; how people get depressed if pine trees grow too close to the house; that you should never turn away a witch at the door; and why her father was unlucky not to die in the war. The family crosses from Finland to Sweden, from a familiar language to a strange one, from one unfriendly home to another. The Girl, mute but watchful, weaves a picture of her violent father, resilient mother and strangely resourceful brothers. In this darkly ... Read more

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About Arja Kajermo
Arja Kajermo has contributed cartoons to the feminist publisher Attic Press and occasionally to the Sunday Press, The Irish Times, Image magazine, Magill and others. Her strip 'Dublin Four' ran in the Sunday Tribune. She now draws the strip 'Tuula' in the Sunday edition of a Swedish daily newspaper. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the prestigious Davy Byrnes Award ... Read more

Reviews for The Iron Age
'Arja Kajermo's 'The Iron Age', about a grim childhood in postwar Finland is so bleakly funny that it makes Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes seem idyllic.' The Irish Times 'Full of hardships and puzzlement and dark humours. A memorable chronicle of a family's struggle during a less well-known period in history.' Anne Enright, Yiyum Lee and Jon McGregor, judges of the ... Read more

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