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Fishing for the Little Pike (Paperback)

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By Juhani Karila, Lola Rogers (Translator)
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Lapland feels like any remote small town where the locals believe in folkloric creatures that lurk in the swamps, except that in Lapland the locals know best, and you ignore them to your detriment. Everyone knows what happens to those who mess with the knacky, or make a deal with Slabber Olli. Elina knows better than anyone, but in her desperation to catch the pike, she’ll do whatever it takes.

-Reviewed by Trevor

— From Sci Fi & Fantasy Recommendations


In the utterly original, genre-defying, English-language debut of Finnish author Juhani Karila, a young woman's annual pilgrimage to her home in Lapland to catch an elusive pike in three days is complicated by a host of mythical creatures, a murder detective hot on her trail, and a deadly curse hanging over her head.

When Elina makes her annual summer pilgrimage to her remote family farm in Lapland, she has three days to catch the pike in a local pond or she and the love of her life will both die. This year her task is made more difficult by the intervention of a host of deadly supernatural creatures and a murder detective on her tail.

Can Elina catch the pike and put to rest the curse that has been hanging over her head since a youthful love affair turned sour? Can Sergeant Janatuinen make it back to civilization in one piece? And just why is Lapland in summer so weird?

Fishing for the Little Pike is an audacious, genre-defying blend of fantasy, folk tale, and nature writing.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781632063434
ISBN-10: 1632063433
Publisher: Restless Books
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English
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