Author

Kira Wuck

Kira Wuck (b. 1978) is the daughter of a Finnish mother and an Indonesian father. Her first collection of poetry, Finse meisjes (Finnish Girls, 2012), received numerous awards and was followed by the short-story collection Noodlanding (Emergency Landing) in 2016 and a second volume of poetry, De zee heeft honger (The Sea Is Hungry), in 2018. Heavily autobiographical, The Marbles King is her first novel.

The Marbles King

The Marbles King

(Podium, 2021, 208 pages)

Anne and Otto meet in the 1970s in Amsterdam, a true hippie paradise. They’ve both fled their homes—Anne has left behind the darkness of Finland and her bossy mother, while Otto has fled his sadistic father in a Dutch village.

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