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Emmi Itäranta

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Average rating: 3.67 · 5,210 ratings · 945 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Memory of Water

3.71 avg rating — 3,981 ratings — published 2012 — 37 editions
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Kudottujen kujien kaupunki

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Sanasinfonia - novelleja Si...

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Memory of Water [Excerpt only]

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Giants at the End of the World

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Finnish Weird

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“Water is the most versatile of all elements. It isn't afraid to burn in fire or fade into the sky, it doesn't hesitate to shatter against sharp rocks in rainfall or drown into the dark shroud of the earth. It exists beyond all eginnings and ends. On the surface nothing will shift, but deep in underground silence, water will hide and with soft fingers coax a new channel for itself, until stone gives in and slowly settles around the secret space.
Death is water's close companion, and neither of them can be separated from us, for we are made of the versatilitiy of water and the closeness of death. Water doesn't belong to us, be we belong to water: when it has passed through our fingers and pores and bodies, nothing separates us from earth.”
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“Silence is not empty or immaterial, and it is not needed to chain tame things. It often guards powers strong enough to shatter everything.”
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“Most of the soil we walk on once grew and breathed, and once it had the shape of the living, long ago. One day someone who doesn’t remember us will walk on our skin and flesh and bones, on the dust that remains of us.”
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