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The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios was re-published in with edits and a new introduction by the author.
He is dying. Together, the two young men devise stories about a family of Italian immigrants—the Roccamatios—living in Helsinki, Finland.
They organize their fiction by keying each story thematically or symbolically to a historical event chosen from the Encyclopedia Britannica : for each story they pick an event from a different year, from to The events they choose range from the birth of the Dionne quintuplets in to wars and scientific discoveries. In subtle ways, the choice of events reflects developments on the ward, as Paul undergoes various treatments and receives other visitors.
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