Author(s): Emmi Itäranta
With the lyricism of Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, and the world building brilliance of Atwood, Emmi Itaranta's effortless and poignant debut novel is a coming of age story full of emotional drama and wonderment. 'Where Itaranta shines is in her understated but compelling characters' Red star review, Publishers Weekly.
'(A) poetic and melancholy debut' Guardian 'Itaranta's lyrical style makes this dystopian tale a beautiful exploration of environmental ethics and the power of ritual' Washington Post 'Gorgeous and delicate' Library Journal, starred review. 'Itaranta's steady piling on of pressure on her protagonist grips, even as her prose soothes' SFX 'Where Itaranta shines is in her understated but compelling characters' Red Star Review, Publishers Weekly 'Gorgeous and delicate' Library Journal, Starred Review. 'Brilliant, lyrical prose' Tor.com
Emmi Itaranta holds two MA degrees, one in Drama and another in Creative Writing. Her award-winning debut novel MEMORY OF WATER (Teemestarin kirja) was published in Finland in 2012. She writes fiction in Finnish and English, and is currently working on her second novel. She lives in Canterbury, United Kingdom. www.emmiitaranta.com