“A beautifully rendered portrait of a strikingly queer life—Saisio troubles any distinction we might try to draw between the personal and the political, the remembered and the invented.” —Morgan Thomas, author of Manywhere
“This Red Book of Farewells is also a book of welcoming: to life, to love, to death, to art, to revolution, to our ever-changing identities. It is hilarious and heartbreaking and like nothing I’ve ever read before.” —Jazmina Barrera, author of Linea Nigra
“Pirkko Saisio is sheer innovation on the page. With Mia Spangenberg’s wonderful translation, Saisio so beautifully details the formation of a queer, radical life. A truly phenomenal story of sexual, political, and artistic awakening(s)—I loved this book of becoming.” —Mira Braneck, A Room of One’s Own (Madison, WI)
ESSAYS IN TRANSLATION
"Small Crescendos," a genre-bending autofictive essay by Pirkko Saisio. Published online on Asymptote.
“Looking at America from the Trans-Siberian Express,” an essay by Rosa Liksom. Published online on LitHub.
Timo K. Mukka, The Earth is a Sinful Song (Maa on syntinen laulu, Gummerus, 1964)