a beguiling different story
Billed as a “Finnish feminist fantasy”, Maresi is a beguiling different story about a settlement on an island off an Northern continent. Gathered here to worship the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone, the women are also come here to gain protection from the harsh, male dominated life on the mainland. Written by Maresi, “recording my memories so they are fresh and sharp in my mind”, the story starts slowly, describing daily life in the Red Abbey, and builds to a dramatic climax when outside forces threaten the Abbey and Maresi has to face her own personal fears. A rich satisfying read.