Top two best-seller from the author of Lempi: a story of love and a force looking for a way out.
At the bottom of a hillside stands a grey house with eight bedrooms, six children, a schoolmaster and his wife. In her kitchen the cakes come out either burnt to a crisp or underdone, and what satisfies others is not enough for her. Inside her there’s a force looking for a way out, growing in size and wreaking havoc, questioning the laws of nature and at times pulling her deep into melancholy.
Mrs. C is a story of a marriage, love and friendship. The daughter of a maid and a merchant, she marries her teacher and ends up pregnant again and again. Later, she becomes a writer everyone will know a hundred years later: Minna Canth, the first notable female author in Finland, journalist, entrepreneur… a role model, a fighter, an icon.
Mrs. C rose straight to the bestseller list when it came out in September 2018. It’s a nominee for the 2019 Lapland Literary Prize, Bonnier's Grand Journalism Prize / Book of the Year and the Torch-Bearer Prize.
Helsinki Literary AgencyUrpu Strellman
Minna Rytisalo (b. 1974) writes prose that has been described as delicate and yet masterful and strong, with a rhythm like that of a beating heart and breathing. Her debut novel Lempi (2016) was shortlisted for the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize, the Runeberg Prize and the Lappi Literature Prize, and it won the Blogistania Finland Prize and Thank You for the Book Prize. She works as a high school Finnish teacher and writes columns about literature.