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Fair Play by Tove Jansson
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Aug 23, 2011

really liked it

I am so happy that more of her novels are getting translated!
This is a beautiful portrait of the relationship of two women who are getting old. Under the stories of mundane moments, vacations, bad guests and learning new skills runs the theme of loving another person. I don't usually get moved my love stories, but this one was so unusual in its understated tone, and that the protagonists are both women, and that they are old, and have already spent their lives together before the book even starts. I read to myself and enjoyed it so much, that Jonathan and I then read it out loud to each other. Fresh blooming young love is played out everywhere. This, in its difference was a convincing and moving portrait of love.
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