The original novel was published in 2015. Translated by Owen Witesman.
Finlandia Award 2015. Runeberg Award nominee 2016.
The international bestseller from Finlandia Prize winner Laura Lindstedt.
ONEIRON /ó.ne:.ron/ noun, dream
Origin: Ancient Greek
Seven women meet in a white, undefined space seconds after their deaths. Time, as we understand it, has ceased to exist, and all bodily sensations seem to have disappeared. None of the women can remember what happened to her, or how she got there. They don't know each other. They don't know why they are there - or where they are. In turn they try to remember, to piece together the fragments of their lives, their identities, their lost loves, and to pinpoint the moment they left their former lives behind.
Playing with genres from essay to poetry, Oneiron is an astonishing work that explores the question of what follows death and delves deep into the lives and experiences of seven unforgettable women.
Laura Lindstedt was born in Kajaani, Finland. Her debut novel, Sakset (2007), was nominated for Finland's most prestigious literary award, the Finlandia Prize. Her second novel from 2015, Oneiron, received both the Finlandia Prize and the Toisinkoinen Prize, along with several nominations.