A book of dreams and magic, very close to the spirit of the Moomins.
A jewel to rediscover absolutely.
Sculptor‘s Daughter recounts a childhood lived like a dream, inspired by Tove Jansson’s, at the beginning of the 20th century, between Helsinki and the family home on an island in the Porvoo archipelago, where her artist parents retired for the summer. In this eminently dreamlike book, human beings suddenly begin to fly, imaginary and mysterious creatures appear at the turn of certain creeks, and God the father himself watches over the children playing in the garden.
Sculptor‘s Daughter, translated entirely into French for the first time, is a superb achievement of intelligence and poetry.
The whole world is breathtaking.