The schemes of witches and sages and giants. Doomed marriages and supernatural bargains. The magic of music, of the sauna, of family. A fish who's a girl, a girl who's a wolf. The creation of the world. Author K. A. Laity weaves timeless magic in UNIKIRJA. Tales from the KALEVALA and KANTELETAR, the ancient myths and folktales of Finland, receive new life and meaning in these imaginative retellings. Mixing the realistic with the fantastic, the mythic with the modern, the dream-tales of UNIKIRJA reinterpret the beauty of the original, time-honored Finnish stories for contemporary readers. Laity's work on this collection won her the 2005 Eureka Short Story Fellowship and a grant from the Finlandia Foundation in 2006. Some of these stories have previously appeared in NEW WORLD FINN, MYTHIC PASSAGES, MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY'S SWORD AND SORCERESS XXI, THE BELTANE PAPERS, and KIPPIS! LITERARY JOURNAL. UNIKIRJA also includes four never-before published pieces, including "Lumottu," an innovative and deeply moving new play.
Praise for this book
"K. A. Laity's writing is full of fluent style and poetic dialogue." - Clive Barker
Used availability for K A Laity's Unikirja
April 2015 : UK Paperback
April 2009 : USA Paperback