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News, 6/3/2015

Finnish author writes memories of the future

Photo: Gareth Fuller/Str/LehtikuvaEmmi Itäranta, Memory of Water, Teemestarin kirja, Finnish literature, science fiction, dystopia, Tampere, Helsinki, Finland“I think that as a species we have a built-in capacity for self-destructive behaviour, but also a built-in capacity to improve things, to make a change,” says Emmi Itäranta

Emmi Itäranta’s novel Memory of Water is unusually successful in many ways. With elements of science fiction and mystery, the story takes place in the future but comments sharply on present environmental and political issues.

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Updated 6/3/2015

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