In his review of Petri Harbouri’s novel, The Brothers Carburi, U. R. Bowie, writes:
What do I like best about this book? I like a lot of things about it, but I like best the way the author loves words. Here is a description of what [Giovanni Battista Carburi], or any good physician, should be doing: “wrestling with obdurate diseases and overpowering them with an armamentarium—a good word, this—of powerful medicines.” The author loves words. Is there a better reason for writing creative literary fiction than a love for words? No. There is no better reason.
Apologies for the delay in announcing the award. It took a while to make contact with the author!
Petri Harbouri’s latest novel is Our Lady of the Serpents from Recital Publishing.