The City of Woven Streets

TitleThe City of Woven Streets
Year for Search2016
AuthorsItäranta, Emmi [Elina](b. 1976)
Date Published2016
PublisherHarper Voyager
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author, Finnish author
Annotation

The novel is set in a patriarchal dystopia where most women are not permitted to read or write, and dreaming is forbidden. The female protagonist can read and write and dreams. It is set on an island that is divided into sections based on crafts, with the novel focusing on the weavers. The island is slowly being submerged as the surrounding waters rise, and by the end of the novel has mostly been abandoned.

Additional Publishers

North American ed. as The Weaver. A Novel. New York: Harper Voyager, 2016. Published in Finnish as Kudottujen kujien kaupunki (2015).

Info Notes

While the Finnish version was published prior to the English one, the author wrote the novel in both English and Finnish.

Holding Institutions

L, NLS, Public

Author Note

The female author (b. 1976) was born in Finland and lives in England; she writes in both English and Finnish.

Full Text

2016 Itäranta, Emmi [Elina] (b. 1976). The City of Woven Streets. London: Harper Voyager, 2016. North American ed. as The Weaver. A Novel. New York: Harper Voyager, 2016. Published in Finnish as Kudottujen kujien kaupunki (2015). While the Finnish version was published prior to the English one, the author wrote the novel in both English and Finnish. L, NLS, Public

The novel is set in a patriarchal dystopia where most women are not permitted to read or write, and dreaming is forbidden. The female protagonist can read and write and dreams. It is set on an island that is divided into sections based on crafts, with the novel focusing on the weavers. The island is slowly being submerged as the surrounding waters rise, and by the end of the novel has mostly been abandoned. The female author was born in Finland and lives in England; she writes in both English and Finnish.