Bucharest: Mount Abraxas Press. 2019. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Tall Narrow Quarto. Original orange cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover; colour pictorial endpapers. 59 pp., illustrated with black & white photographs. Issued in a limited edition of 113 hand-numbered copies, this being copy No. 50. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, as new. Accompanied by the oversized broadside SORROWLESS, as issued. Note: there were several different bindings and 2 different dust jacket designs on this book. Fine in Dust Jacket. Item #311511
¶ A controversial Professor at the University of Helsinki is forced to revisit his own dark history when a long-vanished companion arrives unexpectedly at his door. Both men have spent their lives fleeing a past which they shared, as child preachers for an obscure millenarian sect in the Finnish wilderness - as prophets with the gift of tongues, and acolytes of the mysterious Priestess Alma Kartano. Now that past catches up as they travel to their old home, the House of pine, snow and secrets. They must face the things which were, and the things which are still to come - the prophecies fulfilled, and the mysteries unveilved. What was torn asunder must be remade - and a sermon in the house of grief preached once more.