Author(s): Tuomas Kyrö
The Grump, at 80 years old, is more focused on death than life; building his own coffin and keen to write his will in ink--who can trust technology, after all?--he knows that everything was much better in the old days. But when the Grump finds himself in hospital after falling down his basement steps, his life passes before his eyes. Thinking of the people closest to him and reflecting on the changes to the world, he starts to see things a little differently. But can an old Grump learn new love? With warm humor and a loving look at family and relationships, this book is sure to bring a smile to even the grumpiest faces.
For fans of A MAN CALLED OVE, maybe there's a little grump in every one of us . . .
Tuomas Kyro is one of the new voices in Finnish literature, whose talents were first showcased in his debut novel, Leather Jacket. Kyro draws on the long tradition of Finnish prose to tell compelling, even tragic stories with great authority. He is also a prolific cartoonist and columnist.