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The Resource The true deceiver, Tove Jansson ; translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal ; introduction by Ali Smith

The true deceiver, Tove Jansson ; translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal ; introduction by Ali Smith

Label
The true deceiver
Title
The true deceiver
Statement of responsibility
Tove Jansson ; translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal ; introduction by Ali Smith
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Deception-the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell others -is the subject of The True Deceiver, Tove Jansson's most unnerving and unpredictable novel. Here Jansson takes a darker look at the subjects that animate the best of her work: solitude and community, art and life, love and hate. All winter long the snow has been falling on the village. The sun rises late in the day, and once it does, there is little to do but trade tales. This year the talk of the town is all about Katri Kling and Anna Armelin. Katri is a yellow-eyed outcast who lives in a room with her simple teenaged brother and a dog she never bothered to name. She has no use for the daily dishonesties that smooth social life, but she can see to the rational core of any problem. Anna, an elderly children's book illustrator, is a respected and easygoing, if aloof, member of society. She lives alone in her family mansion, venturing out come springtime to paint exquisitely detailed paintings of the forest floor (to which her young fans insist she add adorable pink bunnies). When Anna needs someone to help around the house, Katri eagerly volunteers. It's not long before she and her brother have moved into the mansion and taken charge of just about every aspect of Anna's life and livelihood. As the season becomes increasingly oppressive, the two women find themselves engaged in a confrontation that will gradually strip away their cherished illusions
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
332647
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jansson, Tove
Dewey number
839.7/374
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from Swedish
LC call number
PT9875.J37
LC item number
A7513 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Teal, Thomas
  • Smith, Ali
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deception
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Recluses
  • Country life
  • Winter
  • Sweden
Target audience
adult
Label
The true deceiver, Tove Jansson ; translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal ; introduction by Ali Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781590173299
Lccn
2009040458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-copy20100106-153
System control number
  • 316835952
  • (OCoLC)316835952
Label
The true deceiver, Tove Jansson ; translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal ; introduction by Ali Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781590173299
Lccn
2009040458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-copy20100106-153
System control number
  • 316835952
  • (OCoLC)316835952

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