HAUTALA, M., The black tongue

Suomenkielinen alkuteos: Kuokkamummo. For generations, the urban legend of Granny Hatchet has plagued the quiet residential area of Suvikyl in northern Finland. As the story goes, this immortal killer murders her victims with a hatchet, then buries the hearts in a potato field and eats them after theyve rotted black. But not everyone is convinced it is just a story./ppMaisa Riipinen has returned to her hometown to complete her dissertation on urban folklore at the same time that Samuel Autio has come home to arrange his fathers funeral. As hazy, disturbing memories from their pasts meld with strange events in the present, Maisa and Samuel attempt to make sense of the towns fearful