Fair Play by Tove Jansson

Fair Play

Tove Jansson with Thomas Teal (Translator), Ali Smith (Contributor)

Fair Play

Tove Jansson with Thomas Teal (Translator), Ali Smith (Contributor)

fiction lgbtqia+ short stories reflective sad slow-paced

127 pages | first published 1989

Description

Winner of the 2009 Bernard Shaw Prize for TranslationFair 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 end...
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Moods

reflective 86%
emotional 54%
inspiring 36%
relaxing 29%
lighthearted 27%
funny 22%
hopeful 18%
sad 15%
adventurous 11%
challenging 4%
mysterious 4%
dark 2%
tense 2%

Pace

slow 57%
medium 28%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 96% | A mix: 3%

Strong character development?

No: 43% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 57% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 14% | Yes: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 9%

Average rating

3.98