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Johanna Venho: The Autumn Book

A beautiful novel about Tove Jansson.

It is a mist-grey and rush-yellow autumn in 1991. Maria, a young eco-activist, meets the seventy-eight-year-old Tove Jansson on an island surrounded by the sea. It would have been impossible to be both a good artist and a good wife, Tove ponders.

Original title: Syyskirja. WSOY 2021, 280 pp.
Foreign rights: Bonnier Rights Finland, bonnierrights.fi