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The Core of the Sun

(2016)
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Awards
Prometheus Award Best Book
The Eusistocratic Republic of Finland has bred a new human sub-species of receptive, submissive women, called eloi, for sex and procreation, while intelligent, independent women are relegated to menial labour and sterilized. Vanna, raised as an eloi but secretly intelligent, needs money to help her doll-like sister, Manna.

Vanna forms a friendship with a man named Jare, and they become involved in buying and selling a stimulant known to the Health Authority to be extremely dangerous: chilli peppers. Then Manna disappears, and Jare comes across a strange religious cult in possession of the Core of the Sun, a chilli so hot that it is rumoured to cause hallucinations.

Does this chilli have effects that justify its prohibition? How did Finland turn into the North Korea of Europe? And will Vanna succeed in her quest to find her sister, or will her growing need to satisfy her chilli addiction destroy her?

Johanna Sinisalo's tautly told story of fight and flight is also a feisty, between-the-lines social polemic - a witty, inventive, and fiendishly engaging read from the queen of 'Finnish Weird'.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Core of the Sun: Sinisalo Johanna
Author(s): Johanna Sinisalo
ISBN: 1-61185-526-8 / 978-1-61185-526-5 (USA edition)
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December 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Core of the Sun
Author(s): Johanna Sinisalo
ISBN: 1-61185-537-3 / 978-1-61185-537-1 (USA edition)
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Core of the Sun
Author(s): Johanna Sinisalo
ISBN: 0-8021-2464-X / 978-0-8021-2464-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Core of the Sun, The
Author(s): Johanna Sinisalo
ISBN: 1-5226-3498-3 / 978-1-5226-3498-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Core of the Sun
Author(s): Johanna Sinisalo, Lola Rogers - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Core of the Sun
Author(s): Johanna Sinisalo
Publisher: Grove Press UK
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January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Core of the Sun
Author(s): Johanna Sinisalo
Publisher: Black Cat
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