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Fair Play
by Tove Jansson and Ali Smith and Thomas Teal


Overview - A New York Review Books Original
Winner of the 2009 Bernard Shaw Prize for Translation
Two women, both artists, no longer young, live and work on opposite sides of a large apartment building, their studios connected by an attic passageway. They have loved and argued for decades, long enough to anticipate the other's next words and to guess her next move.
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More About Fair Play by Tove Jansson; Ali Smith; Thomas Teal
 
 
 
Overview
A New York Review Books Original
Winner of the 2009 Bernard Shaw Prize for Translation
Two women, both artists, no longer young, live and work on opposite sides of a large apartment building, their studios connected by an attic passageway. They have loved and argued for decades, long enough to anticipate the other's next words and to guess her next move. Yet no matter how many times they've played the game, it is always capable of surprising them.
Tove Jansson tells the women's story in a series of brief, spare episodes, which bear the fitness of parable and the nuance of portraiture. We see the two as they watch Fassbinder films and B Westerns, critique each other's works in progress, spend time on a solitary island (recognizable to readers of Jansson's "The Summer Book"), and travel through the American Southwest. The type of love story that is rarely told, "Fair Play "is a revelatory depiction of contentment, hard-won and exhilarating.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590173787
  • ISBN-10: 1590173783
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 100
  • Dimensions: 7.99 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31 pounds


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