Fair Play

Fair Play

Book - 2010
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A New York Review Books Original

 

Winner of the 2009 Bernard Shaw Prize for Translation

 

Fair Play is the type of love story that is rarely told, a revelatory depiction of contentment, hard-won and exhilarating. 

Mari is a writer and Jonna is an artist, and they live at opposite ends of a big apartment building, their studios connected by a long attic passageway. They have argued, worked, and laughed together for decades. Yet they've never really stopped taking each other by surprise. Fair Play shows us Mari and Jona's intertwined lives as they watch Fassbinder films and Westerns, critique each other's work, spend time on a solitary island (recognizable to readers of Jansson's The Summer Book ), travel through the American Southwest, and turn life into nothing less than art. 

 

Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2010]
ISBN: 9781590173787
1590173783
Branch Call Number: x
839.7374
Characteristics: xiii, 100 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Teal, Thomas

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empbee
Jun 30, 2017

Soothing, simple style, lovely book.

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mclarjh
Jul 09, 2016

Almost austere prose.

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dusyaka
Jun 25, 2014

Jansson is more famous for her Mommi tales but her short stories are very nice and female. You can image yourself somewhere in Scandinavia reading her stories.

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