Here is a reading from the novel The Songbook of Suomi by Jaan Seunnasepp. Read and with photos by J M Manness.

Reading-Songbook_ch23_BB – Computer from Jaan Seunnasepp on Vimeo.

This is a reading from my novel The Songbook of Suomi in which a girl, Diana Morales, is taken back into the world of the the Finnish epic The Kalevala.

Here, Diana has finally found Väinämöinen – the hero of The Kalevala. But it is late so she goes to bed while the Väinämöinen, who among other things is the god of music, goes out to play the kantele.