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Questions about the novel "The Midwife" ("Kätilö") by Katja Kettu. Use with the tag [katja-kettu].

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Origin of Dostoevsky quotation, used in "The Midwife"

In Katja Kettu's novel The Midwife, the character Scarface first greets Wild-Eye with the mysterious question, "The mice squealing for you yet?". Wild-Eye initially assumes that the man was ...
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Reason for the final paragraph in Kettu's "The Midwife"

Katja Kettu’s novel The Midwife opens with a foreword, explaining the framing device used for the story. We are told that the story was compiled by one Helena Angelhurst from diary entries, radio ...
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Why does Masha address Wild-Eye as "Parmuska"?

In The Midwife by Katja Kettu, the central character, Wild-Eye, rescues a young Skolt girl named Masha from being killed by the SS. For the rest of the book, Masha addresses Wild-Eye as "Parmuska&...
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Do we know "The Midwife"'s real name?

In The Midwife by Katja Kettu, many of the characters have different aliases. By the end of the book we have enough information to identify most of the characters, such as "Scarface", "...
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