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224pp Original paperback with flaps
Translated from Swedish by Silvester Mazzarella
by tove jansson
Translated into English for the first time, Travelling Light takes us into new Tove Jansson territory.
A professor arrives in a beautiful Spanish village only to find that her host has left and she must cope with fractious neighbours alone; a holiday on a Finnish Island is thrown into disarray by an oddly intrusive child; an artist returns from abroad to discover that her past has been eerily usurped.
With the deceptively light prose that is her hallmark, Tove Jansson reveals to us the precariousness of a journey – the unease we feel at being placed outside of our millieu, the restlessness and shadows that intrude upon a summer.
A brilliant new collection of stories, gripping and unnerving.
Introduced by Ali Smith.
First ever publication in English, in a translation by Silvester Mazzarella.