Kjell Westö
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Drakarna över Helsingfors

(Kites over Helsinki)

1996

Westö´s epic debut novel

 

Kjell Westö - Drakarna över Helsingfors
 
 

“After finishing Kjell Westö’s debut novel, I wonder: could it be that he has gone and done what Runar Schildt and so many Finland-Swedish writers have never done – namely, written the Great Finland-Swedish Novel?

Drakarna över Helsingfors is a family saga, a portrait of Helsinki and an account of our recent history. It is many things at once, yet it holds together. I was gripped from start to finish.”
—Tuva Korsström, Hufvudstadsbladet newspaper (Finland)