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This is an auction for THE HEALER by Antti Tuomainen.

"Tersely written, full of twists and sudden violence, this is nothing less than the birth of a new genre: dystopian detection."
- Sunday Telegraph (UK)

"Clever, atmospheric and wonderfully imaginative."
- Sunday Mirror (UK)

"A compelling crime story."
- The Independent

"This dystopian tale snagged the Clue Award for best Finnish crime novel of 2011, and US audiences should prepare to be every bit as enthralled as the Finns. Global climate catastrophe has blanketed Helsinki in perpetual rain; flooding erodes infrastructure; and private security companies are replacing the police force. Tapani Lehtinen and his wife, Johanna, an investigative journalist, have remained in the city instead of fleeing north to escape spreading natural disasters and pandemic disease. So, when Johanna goes missing, Tapani resolves to find her himself amid chaos. Johanna had been investigating the Healer, a serial killer targeting those he labels responsible for the climate damage, and is confident she’s close to tracking him down. Tapani works backward from the location of her last phone call, linking bits of information he gets from Johanna’s jaded editor and the head of Helsinki’s almost-defunct homicide division. The trail leads to Johanna’s past and reveals buried connections between Johanna and the Healer. Readers attracted either to dystopian fiction or to Scandinavian crime will find gold here: Tuomainen’s spare, nostalgic style emphasizes the definitive nature of climate catastrophe."
- a *** starred *** review in Publishers Weekly (US)

Large format (trade) paperback 2013.

246 pages.

This is a proof (review) copy in good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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