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The Forest of the Hanged Foxes (1983)

by Arto Paasilinna

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OUT OF A CLEAR BLUE SKY . . . Since being taken in by wealthy Mrs. Jordan March and living in her exquisite home like a daughter, Sasha Porter's traumatic past-destitute on the streets, and the shattering accident that killed her mother-seems like a fading nightmare. Beautiful and sophisticated, as bold and daring as her "sister," Kiera March, Sasha still keeps her mother's wise words close to her heart: never fully trust anyone. Inside her privileged new world, it's advice that will prove more precious than gold. . . . CAN ANYTHING STOP THE DOWNPOUR? Against the wishes of Jordan's husband, Donald, Sasha attracts the attention of Duane Banks, a shy, handsome athlete, and maneuvers her way into his heart. But Duane's hidden torment soon explodes in a horrific tragedy that pulls Sasha into a flood of guilt and despair. And when someone she thought she could trust targets her vulnerability, Sasha recalls her mother's warnings-and a violent storm of dark deceptions and shocking family secrets is unleashed. Will she sink or swim?… (more)
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Petit malfrat sans envergure, Rafael Juntunen se retrouve à la tête d'une véritable fortune en lingots d'or à la suite d'un hold-up dont il sort indemne mais pas ses deux camarades du crime. Pour eux la prison, pour lui la liberté. Et il ne s'inquiète pas trop Rafael, il profite de sa toute récente fortune, astucieusement cachée sous un tas de fumier, à l'abri des murs de sa ferme en Vehmersalmi. Mais il semble qu'il y ait une justice même chez les gangsters. Ses deux associés ne tardent pas à sortir de prison et la nouvelle va obliger Rafael à faire l'impossible pour sauvegarder son magot face aux justes exigences de ses anciens complices. Amoureux des personnages atypiques et hors normes, Arto Paasilinna nous entraîne à nouveau dans le grand Nord à la suite de marginaux aussi fous que cocasses à la (re)découverte de la nature et des sentiments. Il mène son intrigue tambour battant à l'image de ses traîneaux traversant les espaces blancs, guidés par des chiens sauvages : amour, aventure, humour et soif d'absolu sont alors de mise. --Hector Chavez
  PierreYvesMERCIER | Feb 19, 2012 |
En herlig finsk røverhistorie! Arto Paasilinna er en forfatter jeg først nylig har gjort meg kjent med, og jeg er helt betatt!

Dette er den beste boka av ham jeg hittil har lest. Historien står ikke til troende, men det er en uvesentlig detalj. Paasilinna skriver godt, og historien er gjennomsyret av en fandenivoldsk humor. Helt herlig! ( )
  Rose-Marie | Sep 13, 2008 |
Originally written in 1983, before Glasnost, Perestroika, cellular phones, cable TV and the Internet, two middle aged men find it acceptable to live in a hut in the wilderness with a diesel generator and a few electrical appliances. They are rich and they call this luxury. ( )
  LA2 | Sep 22, 2007 |
O bosque dos raposos aforcados, do finlandés Arto Paasilinna, é unha moi interesante novela, chea de situacións estrañas pero que o autor logra facer que semellen cotiás.

O libro conta a historia dun ladrón que, víctima da súa cobiza, decide fuxir ao máis profundo de Laponia para evitar compartir o botín dun roubo cos seus cómplices. Unha vez alá trabará amizade (por chamalo dalgún xeito) cun alcólico oficial do exército que traballará para el no seu exilio lapón. Co tempo deixarán de estar sós e chegarán a formar unha orixinal familia alonxada do resto da civilización, composta por membros tan diversos como unha adorábel anciá que quere manter a súa independencia, dúas putas suecas e un tenro raposiño celoso do gato da anciá.

O bosque dos raposos aforcados é o primeiro título publicado pola nova editorial Rinoceronte, un proxecto moi interesante que pretende ofrecer ao mercado galego un catálogo de traducións de obras estranxeiras similar ao que teñen en lingua española Tusquets ou Anagrama. Por certo, merquei o libro directamente na tenda en liña da editorial e estou moi contento coa atención recibida (e cos gastos de envío de balde tamén :P) ( )
  lis | May 25, 2007 |
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  MRMP | Jan 9, 2021 |
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Carbone, FabrizioContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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OUT OF A CLEAR BLUE SKY . . . Since being taken in by wealthy Mrs. Jordan March and living in her exquisite home like a daughter, Sasha Porter's traumatic past-destitute on the streets, and the shattering accident that killed her mother-seems like a fading nightmare. Beautiful and sophisticated, as bold and daring as her "sister," Kiera March, Sasha still keeps her mother's wise words close to her heart: never fully trust anyone. Inside her privileged new world, it's advice that will prove more precious than gold. . . . CAN ANYTHING STOP THE DOWNPOUR? Against the wishes of Jordan's husband, Donald, Sasha attracts the attention of Duane Banks, a shy, handsome athlete, and maneuvers her way into his heart. But Duane's hidden torment soon explodes in a horrific tragedy that pulls Sasha into a flood of guilt and despair. And when someone she thought she could trust targets her vulnerability, Sasha recalls her mother's warnings-and a violent storm of dark deceptions and shocking family secrets is unleashed. Will she sink or swim?

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