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The True Deceiver Paperback – 1 Oct 2009

4.3 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Sort Of Books; Main edition (22 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954899571
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954899578
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I loved this book. It's cool in both senses of the word, understated yet exciting. When I finished it I read it all over again. The characters still haunt me. (Ruth Rendell)

The True Deceiver glitters with the kind of sharpness that might just cut you... It is one of Jansson's most deceptively quiet, most astonishing compositions. (Ali Smith)

Tove Jansson was a genius (Philip Pulman)

The True Deceiver is a quiet masterpiece...the novel is haunting, complex and mysterious (The Age, Melbourne 2010-01-23)

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Following the success of The Summer Book, A Winter Book, and Fair Play, Sort of Books introduces Tove Jansson's haunting novel of suspense - published for the first time in English, in a brilliant new translation from Thomas Teal.

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