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Tove Jansson--The True Deceiver,
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This review is from: The True Deceiver (Paperback)The Finnish,Swedish-speaking,Tove Jansson is
known for her children's Moomin stories.Her
'Summer Book'and 'A Winter Book' have also been
translated into English and very well received.
The latest novel to be translated,'The True
Deceiver' is a beautifully and sparsely written
tale about truth.lies,deception and art,that
lingers long in the mind after completion.
Set in a snowy Swedish village,Katri is an
outsider living with her simple-minded brother.
She is brutally frank and has no time for social
niceties.Anna is an elderly artist living isolated
in a large house in the village.When she needs
assistance Katri (and her brother)move in with her,
and gradually proceed to shatter the other's perceptions.
A marvellous and unusual book.