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Popular Music

(2003)
(Popular Music from Vittula)
A novel by

 
 
'A wonderfully warm tale of weddings, funerals, marathon sauna contests -- and the incomparable thrill of your first kiss, from 'the Nick Hornby of the Arctic' (Marina Warner, Sunday Times)It's the 1960s, and pop records are gradually finding their way into the eager hands of teenagers in the far north of Sweden. Young Matti dreams of being a rock star -- but in the tiny ice-bound village of Pajala, a boy should really spend his time cultivating more manly pursuits, such as hunting elk, drinking moonshine and fighting on dancefloors...Popular Music is one of the freshest, funniest debuts of recent years, and winner of the August prize, Sweden's equivalent of the Man Booker. So wrap up warm and join Matti and the unforgettable community of Pajala in a wonderful tale of weddings, funerals and marathon sauna contests, the incomparable thrill of your first kiss -- and of finally hearing the Beatles.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Popular Music from Vittula: A Novel
Author(s): Mikael Niemi
ISBN: 1-58322-523-4 / 978-1-58322-523-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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January 2000 : Hardback

Title: Popular Music: 19 (Popular Music, Vol. 19 Part 1)
Author(s): Mikael Niemi
ISBN: 9990111529 / 978-9990111521
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr/Journal Dept
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Paperback Editions

May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: POPULAR MUSIC (P.S.)
Author(s): Niemi
ISBN: 0-00-714551-9 / 978-0-00-714551-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Popular Music from Vittula: A Novel
Author(s): Mikael Niemi
ISBN: 1-58322-659-1 / 978-1-58322-659-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Popular Music
Author(s): Mikael Niemi
ISBN: 0-00-714550-0 / 978-0-00-714550-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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Audio Editions

September 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Popular Music [Complete & Unabridged]
Author(s): Mikael Niemi
ISBN: 0-7531-1980-3 / 978-0-7531-1980-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Popular Music from Vittula: A Novel
Author(s): Mikael Niemi
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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October 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Popular Music
Author(s): Mikael Niemi
Publisher: Flamingo
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