'Events unfold, as in a detective story, or as voices in a fugue. No, I won’t deprive you from the pleasure of unfolding yourselves in hot pursuit of these events and then becoming whole again (as voices become whole in an exhilarating counterpoint).'
Tõnu Õnnepalu, Päevaleht - The Estonian Daily
'Literary talent is obviously a great thing, but if one does not add this up with one’s firsthand life experiences, and with one’s own philosophy resulting from these experiences, the story will ever only be something that is an interesting read to some extent, but that does not knock you down or shake you up or make you die of laughter. Well, Petty God does all these things.'
Berit Selberg, Sirp – Leading Estonian culture magazine
Kaur Kender, an Estonian writer, will release his novel Petty God in English! PETTY GOD is the first of his books to be translated to English, so that readers allover the world could get a taste.
Read the first chapter www.kender.ee/petty-god
Kaur Kender (born in 1971) is an Estonian author who is well-recognized in Baltic States and in Finland and whose books have been bestsellers in Estonia. Kaur Kender is the winner of the Annual Prize of Culture Endowment of Estonia in 1999.
His writing has been considered as controversial and provocative as his own life and personality - a semiotician and former advertising executive, he has once said that sometimes he wishes that truck drivers and prostitutes would write more books because they have unusual stories to tell.