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'Leaves other tales told from a child's-eye view in the dust... An intricate and tender novel.'--Literary Review

'A literary fairy tale... People who live in cold climates need stories that can be spun and unspun around warm hearths.'--Literary Hub

'Selja Ahava's quiet, suggestive second novel calls to mind a fairy tale...the narrative is both light and poetic, naive and wise - quite wonderful.'--Neue Zürcher Zeitung

'Selja Ahava tells the story of characters desperately searching for meaning in gentle and poetic prose that nonetheless remains razor-sharp.'--Münchner Merkur

'A tender, bittersweet work on the micro-tragedies in life, the roll of chance in all our fates, and the sorrows that mark our journeys through life.'--Victoria's Book Reviews

'Things that Fall from the Sky underscores the arbitrariness, absurdity, excess, and fatefulness of life. It is so unsettling that it makes you laugh... Ahava succeeds in depicting the human mind, for which any unexpected change can...force one to reflect on existential questions.'--Helsingin Sanomat

'A whimsical and thoughtful rumination on the terrifying randomness that dictates the course of a life... Ahava's rendering of Saara recalls the first-person intimacy of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003) and serves as an example of what strong writers can do with simple sentences.'--Booklist Starred review

'Ahava embraces the eccentricities of her characters and the role of randomness in the novel's plot, pivoting from a meditation on grief into something closer in tone to the Ricky Jay-narrated prologue of Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia.'--Words Without Borders

'It's not hard to see why Things that Fall from the Sky won the EU Prize for Literature. Ahava has created a poignant tale about disrupted lives, ruptured identities, grief on hold, the desire to be understood and the human need for closure.'--European Literature Network

'A poignant tale about what shapes our identity and choices.'--The Tablet

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A poignant meditation on love and loss and how twists of fate can take life in the most unexpected directions

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1005 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (4 April 2019)
  • Sold by: Simon & Schuster Digital Sales Inc. (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07DXPXV36
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #732,865 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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