Bad Patch (Paha puuska)

”Kirsti Kuronen’s latest book is a combination of a novel and a poem. It tells the story of Hilla, whose younger brother, Lauri, has killed himself by laying down on the tracks and letting a train run over him. Hilla cannot understand why, as neither a message nor any apparent reason is found. Hilla continues to have imaginary conversations with Lauri on a rock where they used to sit together and talk about things. She tries to find a reason for Lauri’s actions as she processes the death of her brother. With no suicide note it feels like an accident, but Hilla cannot get her head around his death.”
– Suvi Oksanen, IBBY Finland