's novel The Atlas Moth is out as of today, May 18th. The book is somewhat of a "joint effort" between different DA members, as it was edited by obenson
and the cover design is by Shurakai-Zero
. So what is it about? As the back cover describes it: "Infused with black humor, The Atlas Moth is an unsurvival story about death, Chinese checkers and butterfly collections and how they all tie together.""There is no reason to put things off for any longer. Everything feels so natural. In fact I can hardly wait. I should learn patience, it's a shame there's no time for that."
Compared to other twenty-somethings Piia's life is centered on quite different matters. She is only interested in death and the closest you get to it is by sleeping without dreams. On the other hand Piia's best friend Venla wants to live until one hundred. There's only a year left until that, but Piia doesn't plan to be around that long.
On online forums Piia gets to discuss her favorite topic. She finds new friends all over the world, even a few in her home country, Finland. These very different people are united by one thing: their desire to die. Piia's old friends' affairs make her even more convinced that life is not for her. Sometimes, things just don't work out the way they were planned.
The Atlas Moth
written by Maija Haavisto
release date 5/18/2009
paperback, 5.83" x 8.26" (A5)
Cover design: Stephen Caissie
ISBN: 978-1-4092-7281-6 The Atlas Moth website