One night stand 1993, Serpents tail, Englanti
Translator: Anselm Hollo.
Thanks to Rosa Liksom, post-punk writing is alive and well in Finland. Her vignettes on contemporary urban living have made her the representative writer of her generation. Her characters work play and drink hard and have little time to wallow in self-indulgence. Like the film maker Kaurismäki, Rosa Liksom portrays a generation left high and dry by the post-war economic 'miracle'. No-hopers for whom paradise is drugs and cheap drink in Copenhagen.
"Sharp, pared-down stories of urban life." The Quardian.