American Girl goes America

12 February 2010 | In the news

Monika Fagerholm’s novel Den amerikanska flickan has been published by the Other Press of New York.

The American Girl was characterised by Publisher’s Weekly as ‘a hypnotic coming-of-age story that hinges on a dark but powerful bond between two Finnish girls growing up in the swamplands of outer Helsinki’.

The translator is Katarina E. Tucker. The original appeared in 2004 (Söderströms, 2004; Finnish translation, Amerikkalainen tyttö, Otava, 2004). The sequel, Glitterscenen (‘The Glitter Scene’, in Finnish translation, Säihkenäyttämö) was published last autumn.

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