I don't think I have read any other fiction from Finland. This is something I would be curious to rectify, if anyone can point me in the right direction.
This is an adult coming of age story. Vatanen is a journalist who spits it. He walks off into a forest and finds an injured hare, who becomes his constant companion. Vatanen and the hare have some lovely, life informing and augmenting adventures as they seek happiness.
This paperback's paging are all still sitting tightly, though the glue is a little loose towards the front of the book.
Translated by Herbert Lomas
First published as Janiksen Vuosi in 1995