Fair Play by Tove Jansson

Fair Play

Tove Jansson with Thomas Teal (Translator)

Fair Play

Tove Jansson with Thomas Teal (Translator)

fiction lgbtqia+ short stories reflective sad slow-paced

100 pages | first published 1989

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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 art...
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Moods

reflective 89%
emotional 58%
inspiring 34%
relaxing 34%
lighthearted 25%
funny 21%
hopeful 20%
sad 12%
adventurous 10%
challenging 5%
mysterious 5%
dark 1%
tense 1%

Pace

slow 56%
medium 28%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 95% | A mix: 4%

Strong character development?

No: 41% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 26%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 13% | Yes: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 12%

Average rating

3.99