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The Wednesday Club / Kjell Westo ; translated by Neil Smith.

By: Westö, Kjell, 1961- [author.].
Contributor(s): Smith, Neil [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London MacLehose Press, an imprint of Quercus, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 341 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857053510 (paperback); 0857053515 (paperback).Uniform titles: Hargring 38. English. Subject(s): Clubs -- Finland -- Fiction | Revenge -- Fiction | Nineteen thirties -- Fiction | Swedish fiction -- Translations into English | Helsinki (Finland) -- History -- Fiction | Finland -- History -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction) | Historical fiction. | Scandinavian fiction.Summary: 1938. Hitler's expansionist policies are arousing both anger and admiration, not least in the 'Wednesday Club' in Helsinki. Something of a relaxed gentlemen's club, the group's members are old friends of lawyer Claes Thune. They socialise, discuss politics and drink together, but this year it is apparent that the political unrest in Europe is having an effect on the cohesion of the club. Thune, who has returned home after several years serving as a diplomat in Moscow and Stockholm, has recently divorced and is at something of a loss; he runs his law practice without any great enthusiasm, and the growing political anxiety and the chaos in his own life feel like two sides of the same coin. Fortunately he has the assistance of his new secretary, Matilda Wiik. But behind her polished exterior Matilda is tormented by memories of the Finnish Civil War, when at the age of just seventeen she experienced things she has been trying to forget ever since.
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1938. Hitler's expansionist policies are arousing both anger and admiration, not least in Helsinki's Wednesday Club. The members of this relaxed gentleman's club are old friends of lawyer Claes Thune. But this year it is apparent that the political unrest in Europe is having an effect on the cohesion of the group.

Thune has recently divorced and is at something of a loss, running his law practice with no great enthusiasm. Luckily he has the assistance of an efficient new secretary, Matilda Wiik.

But behind her polished exterior Mrs Wiik is tormented by memories of the Finnish Civil War, when she experienced horrors she has been trying to forget ever since. And one evening, with the Wednesday Club gathered in Thune's office, she hears a voice she hoped she would never hear again.

She is suddenly plunged back into the past. But this time she is no longer a helpless victim . . .

First published in the Swedish language as Hägring 38.

Originally published: Helsingfors : Schildts & Södersöms, 2013.

1938. Hitler's expansionist policies are arousing both anger and admiration, not least in the 'Wednesday Club' in Helsinki. Something of a relaxed gentlemen's club, the group's members are old friends of lawyer Claes Thune. They socialise, discuss politics and drink together, but this year it is apparent that the political unrest in Europe is having an effect on the cohesion of the club. Thune, who has returned home after several years serving as a diplomat in Moscow and Stockholm, has recently divorced and is at something of a loss; he runs his law practice without any great enthusiasm, and the growing political anxiety and the chaos in his own life feel like two sides of the same coin. Fortunately he has the assistance of his new secretary, Matilda Wiik. But behind her polished exterior Matilda is tormented by memories of the Finnish Civil War, when at the age of just seventeen she experienced things she has been trying to forget ever since.

Translated from the Swedish.

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