The Summer Book

Description

An elderly artist and her six-year-old granddaughter Sophia spend the summer together on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland. They wander the island, having philosophical conversations of all kinds, talking about death, or how best to dive into water. They fight. They curse. They have adventures, building things and breaking into the new summer house on a neighbouring island, outraged that the businessman who built it doesn’t leave the door open.

Written with clarity, brusque humour and wisdom, The Summer book is a fresh, vivid and magical novel about seemingly endless summers of discovery.

Type

Author

Original title

Sommarboken

Year of publication

1972

Original publisher

Förlaget

Page count

160

Reviews

Eccentric, funny, wise, full of joys and small adventures. This is a book for life.