“The certainty of the fact that nobody is fundamentally happy gives me a reason to continue."
Dolphin Meditation is a bare-bones blend of madness, politics and guts. We come to understand a young woman’s life from the perspective of her upset stomach; how brushing your teeth can strip your life of all meaning; the political-erotic delusions of a woman lying in a hospital bed; and how thinking about dolphins calms the mind.
The insightful stories overlap with cultural criticism and cries of anguish. When hopelessness threatens, hysterical laughter saves the day. Behind it all hovers a psychiatrist who has lost his mind and helps his patients from his own perspective.
Siltala PublishingSakari Siltala
Harry Salmenniemi is one of Finland’s most original contemporary writers. He has published five collections of poetry. His prose debut, Uraanilamppu, was a collection of short stories that was one of 2017’s major literary events.