Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto

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Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto

By Maile Chapman

Graywolf Press, Paperback, 9781555975876, 263pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2011

Description

Sunny Taylor is an American nurse who hides behind a mask of crisp professionalism at a Finnish convalescent hospital called Suvanto. On a late-summer day, a new patient arrives on Sunny’s ward, and soon Suvanto’s reliable calm begins to show signs of strain. As summer turns to fall, and fall to a long, dark winter, the escalating menace of Maile Chapman’s astonishing debut novel builds to a terrifying conclusion.



About the Author
Maile Chapman's stories have appeared in "A Public Space," the "Literary Review," "The Mississippi Review," and "Post Road." She earned her MFA from Syracuse University and is currently a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library.


Praise For Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto

“[Chapman’s] voice can be coyly unnerving, as if whispering your naughty thoughts for you . . . Eerie and fascinating.” —Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)

“Unputdownable . . . A feminist thriller.” —Vogue

“Shockingly, bracingly good.” —Los Angeles Times

“Genuinely unnerving.” —The New Yorker