Arto Paasilinna

Arto Paasilinna was a Finnish author known for his humorous and satirical novels. He gained international fame with works such as 'The Year of the Hare' and 'The Howling Miller'. His books often explore themes of nature, society, and the human condition with a unique blend of wit and insight.


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  1. 1. The Year of the Hare

    A burnt-out journalist on assignment in the Finnish countryside hits a hare with his car, leading to a life-changing experience. He decides to leave his job, wife, and mundane life behind to live in the wilderness with the injured hare he has nursed back to health. The story follows his humorous and sometimes philosophical adventures as he adapts to his new life, meeting a variety of eccentric characters along the way.

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