A Stranger Came to the Farm
First US edition
|Original title||Vieras mies tuli taloon|
Published in English
A Stranger Came to the Farm (Finnish: Vieras mies tuli taloon) is a 1937 novel by the Finnish writer Mika Waltari. It tells the tragic story of a farming couple where the husband is an alcohol abuser.
is effective, striking, in many ways. Yet in spite of the sparseness and compactness of the book [Waltari] manages to make it almost lush, or purple, in some of its passages. It is good of its kind, but I am afraid it is more of an interesting item in relation to Waltari's body of work than an enhancement of his reputation.