Naarashauki: The Female Pike
Naarashauki: The Female Pike by Esko Mannikko. Second edition (2008). Large format hardback in fine condition. Signed by Esko Mannikko to title page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Naarashauki: The Female Pike
"Revolving around the experience of fishing for pike in midwinter, Female Pike is a native son's study of rural Finnish people and also their culture. Documentary / editorial in nature, the work has a sympathetic quality that comes only from an intimacy with the language and life these people live. Mannikko's color photography is shimmering at times but then gorgeously muted at others, carrying the quiet paradox of despair and acceptance that pervades all rural towns, whether in North America or, in this case, Finland." So, Esko Männikkö made this book himself. He stored two thousand copies in his kitchen and was sure he'd spend the rest of his life with them. However, Naarashauki was too good and all copies were sold. Featuring weird, women-less men, this book, like its author, is an extreme Finnish character. Rough! The color printing on open paper is rough, too!