Fair Play

Description

Through a series of vignettes, we look in on the lives of two female artists, Mari and Jonna, who live on opposite sides of an apartment building, separated by an attic. They are each other’s closest friend, greatest critic, and lover. We encounter them lost in a fog, vacationing on a remote Finnish island, fishing, feeding the cat, or simply rearranging photos on a wall.

Tove Jansson’s whimsical yet philosophical prose about human generosity and respect perfectly echoes her signature subjects: work and love.

Genre

Author

Original title

Rent spel

Year of publication

1989

Original publisher

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Page count

152

Reviews

The great benefit of reading Fair Play is that one enters into the same arrangement, becoming privy to two lifetimes' worth of shared wonder.