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Norma
Norma
Oksanen, Sofi, 1977-2018
Books, Manuscripts
When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood - and the moods of those around her - moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months - sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files - Norma begins to realise that her mother knew more about her hair's powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma's imagining.
Main title:
Norma / Sofi Oksanen ; translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Atlantic Books, 2018.
Collation:
305 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
This translation originally published: 2017.
ISBN:
9781782399780 (pbk)
Dewey class:
894.54134FICTION
Language:
EnglishFinnish
BRN:
2638992
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