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Hackston, David

Works: 49 works in 103 publications in 3 languages and 2,427 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Thrillers (Fiction)  Novels  Horror fiction  Noir fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, tra
Classifications: PH356.S838, 894.54134
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Hackston
Most widely held works by David Hackston
My cat Yugoslavia : a novel by Pajtim Statovci( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Already an international sensation: a debut novel that tells a love story set in two countries in two radically different moments in time, bringing together a young man, his mother, a boa constrictor, and one capricious cat. In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young Muslim girl is married off to a man she hardly knows, but what was meant to be a happy match goes quickly wrong. Soon thereafter her country is torn apart by war and she and her family flee. Years later, her son, Bekim, grows up a social outcast in present day Finland, not just an immigrant in a country suspicious of foreigners, but a gay man in an unaccepting society. Aside from casual hookups, his only friend is a boa constrictor whom, improbably--he is terrified of snakes--he lets roam his apartment. But during a visit to a gay bar, Bekim meets a talking cat who moves in with him and his snake. It is this witty, charming, manipulative creature who starts Bekim on a journey back to Kosovo to confront his demons, and make sense of the magical, cruel, incredible history of his family. And it is this that, in turn, enables him finally, to open himself to true love--which he will find in the most unexpected place."--
The man who died by Antti Tuomainen( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he's dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful rollercoaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists. With a nod to Fargo and the best elements of the Scandinavian noir tradition, The Man Who Died is a page-turning thriller brimming with the blackest comedy surrounding life and death, and love and betrayal, markinng a stunning new departure for the King of Helsinki Noir
The mine by Antti Tuomainen( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dead of winter, investigative reporter Janne Vuori sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company, whose illegal activities have created an environmental disaster in a small town in Northern Finland. When the companys executives begin to die in a string of mysterious accidents, and Jannes personal life starts to unravel, past meets present in a catastrophic series of events that could cost him his life. A traumatic story of family, a study in corruption, and a shocking reminder that secrets from the past can return to haunt us, with deadly results
The defenceless by Kati Hiekkapelto( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an old man is found dead on the road--seemingly run over by a Hungarian au pair--police investigator Anna Fekete is certain that there is more to the incident than meets the eye. As she begins to unravel an increasingly complex case, she's led on a deadly trail where illegal immigration, drugs and, ultimately, murder threaten not only her beliefs, but her life. Anna's partner Esko is entrenched in a separate but equally dangerous investigation into the activities of an immigrant gang, where deportation orders and raids cause increasing tension and result in desperate measures by gang members--and the police themselves. Then a bloody knife is found in the snow, and the two cases come together in ways that no one could have predicted. As pressure mounts, it becomes clear that having the law on their side may not be enough for Anna and Esko. Chilling, disturbing and terrifyingly believable, The Defenceless is an extraordinary, vivid and gripping thriller by one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction
The exiled by Kati Hiekkapelto( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Fekete returns to the Balkan village of her birth for a relaxing summer holiday. But when her purse is stolen and the thief is found dead on the banks of the river, Anna is pulled into a murder case. Her investigation leads straight to her own family, to closely guarded secrets concealing a horrendous travesty of justice that threatens them all. How long will it take before everything explodes?
The hummingbird by Kati Hiekkapelto( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘An exceptionally promising debut' Seura Anna Fekete, who fled the Yugoslavian wars as a child, has a past. Just beginning her career as a criminal investigator in a northern Finnish coastal town, she is thrust into a high-profile, seemingly unsolvable case that has riveted the nation. It doesn't help that her middle-aged new partner, Esko, doesn't bother hiding his racist prejudices, and Anna becomes the target of a systematic campaign to unsettle her. A young woman has been killed on a running trail, and a pendant depicting an Aztec god has been found in her possession. Another murder soon
Birdbrain by Johanna Sinisalo( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Finnish go on the hiking trip of a lifetime. As they attempt increasingly challenging trails, their trek develops a sinister aspect as unsettling incidents occur
The Great Lakes/Seaway enters the nineties by R. W Lake( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document presents some conclusions from a study by the Research and Traffic Group for the Marine Office of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation on the commercial attractiveness and priorities for policy development of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system. The document gives background information on the use of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River as a major shipping route; the amount of shipping using the route and the costs involved, including the amount and worth of various commodities; the competitiveness of this route in comparison with the Mississippi River, the railway to the West Coast, direct rail for eastbound grain, water/rail transport of iron ore, and the user pay dilemma; and some methods of enhancing the competitiveness of the St. Lawrence Seaway, including an extended season, an improvement in technology and operations, relaxing coastal trade restrictions, introducing container services, increasing truck/water services, adjusting grain institutions, and establishing policy priorities
Palm Beach Finland by Antti Tuomainen( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex, lies and ill-fitting swimwear Sun Protection Factor 100 Jan Nyman, the ace detective of the covert operations unit of the National Central Police, is sent to a sleepy seaside town to investigate a mysterious death. Nyman arrives in the town dominated by a bizarre holiday village - the 'hottest beach in Finland'. The suspect: Olivia Koski, who has only recently returned to her old hometown. The mission: find out what happened, by any means necessary. With a nod to--Irish Times 'Like the death cap mushroom, Tuomainen's dark story manages to be as delicious as it is toxic'--Foreword Reviews
Katso pohjoista taivasta = Behold the northern sky : a song cycle for soprano, baritone and piano, op. 109 : (2017) by Aulis Sallinen( )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Finnish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dedalus book of Finnish fantasy by Johanna Sinisalo( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highly praised anthology of 100 years of Finnish literary fantasy. The latest volume in the Dedalus European fantasy series, this anthology of short stories includes a wide range of texts covering the period from nineteenth century until today. The richness and diversity of the stories reflects the long tradition of fantasy in Finnish literature, ranging from the classics to experimental literature, from satire to horror. This is the first collection of Finnish short stories of its kind and almost all are translated into English for the first time. It includes work by the leading Finnish
Vroedvrouw : roman by Katja Kettu( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Orphaned into an unforgiving foster home and raised as an outsider, Weird-Eye shoulders her unflattering nickname. She relies on her vivid imagination to sustain her work as a midwife bringing newborns into the world while World War II overruns her native Finland, desecrating life. She finds herself drawn to the handsome, otherworldly Johannes Angelhurst, a war photographer working for the SS. To be near him, Weird-Eye--whom Johannes lovingly calls Wild-Eye--volunteers to serve as a nurse at the prison camp where he has been assigned. From the brutality of the camps to the splendor of the aurora borealis above the Arctic Sea, The Midwife tells of a stormy romance, the desolate beauty of a protective fjord, and the deeply personal battles waged as World War II came to an end."
Grensgeval by Matti Rönkä( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private detective Viktor Karppa has an orderly life, and that's just the way he likes it. His new girlfriend Marja, an independent-minded academic, also prefers things as they are - tranquil and uncomplicated. When Viktor is hired by a kindly antiques dealer to find the man's missing Estonian wife, he accepts the case; it's a well-paid job, after all. However, it soon transpires that the woman is also the sister of a notorious gangster, and so begins Viktor's descent into an international criminal underworld with all the trimmings: drugs, former KGB operatives and assorted tough characters from the low-caste Ingrian subgroup, ethnic Finns who have emigrated from their native Russia "back" to Finland. Suddenly nothing is as it used to be, not least with Marja, who has become all too aware that Viktor's line of work is unlikely to bode well for a healthy relationship - Matti Ronka's novels have a strong political and social focus, and his Finnish, Russian and Baltic settings are unique amongst crime novels for their grim realism.His unsavoury settings and characters are not elements often associated with Finland, but Ronka, a journalist and television news anchor, can claim deep familiarity with his material
Fiddler on the road by Teemu Kupiainen( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing by Pajtim Statovci( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Enver Hoxha and the loss of his father leave Bujar growing up in the ruins of Communist Albania and of his own family. Only his fearless best friend Agim--who is facing his own realizations about his gender and sexuality--gives him hope for the future. Together the two decide to leave everything behind and try their luck in Italy. But the struggle to feel at home--in a foreign country and even in one's own body--will have corrosive effects, spurring a dangerous search for new identities
A mobile horror by Juha Jokela( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humour and humanity : contemporary plays from Finland( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La reine C. by Laura Ruohonen( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Przepowiednia = Prediction = Ennustus by Johanna Venho( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven brothers, a novel by Aleksis Kivi( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brothers are not a particularly peaceful lot and end up quarreling with the local constable, jury, vicar, churchwarden, and teachers--not to mention their neighbours in Toukola village. No wonder young girls' mothers do not regard them as good suitors. When they are required to learn to read before they can accept church confirmation and therefore official adulthood--and marry--they escape. Eventually they end up moving to distant Impivaara in the middle of relative wilderness, but their first efforts are shoddy--one Christmas Eve they end up burning down their new house. Next spring they try again and manage to kill a hostile herd of bulls. Ten years of clearing forest for fields, hard work and hard drinking--and Simeoni's delirium tremens--eventually make them change their ways. They learn to read on their own and eventually return to Jukola
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The Dedalus book of Finnish fantasy