• Not Before Sundown

The international fantasy best-seller (published in the US as Troll – A Love Story) and winner of the Finlandia Prize.

Not Before Sundown is an enchanting novel that has become an international sensation. Angel, a young photographer, comes home from a night of carousing to find a group of drunken teenagers in the courtyard of his apartment building, taunting a wounded, helpless young troll. He takes it in, not suspecting the dramatic consequences of this decision. What does one do with a troll in the city? As the troll's presence influences Angel's life in ways he could never have predicted, it becomes clear that the creature is the familiar of man's most forbidden feelings. A novel of sparkling originality, "Troll" is a wry, beguiling story of nature and man's relationship to wild things, and of the dark power of the wildness in ourselves."


Translated from the Finnish by Herbert Lomas
'A sharp, resonant, prickly book that exists on the slipstream of SF, fantasy, horror and gay fiction.' – Neil Gaiman
'A punk version of The Hobbit' – USA Today
'Chillingly seductive.' – Independent, Best Reads of 2003

JOHANNA SINISALO was an important and award-winning figure in the Finnish science fiction scene in the late 1980s and early '90s. Sinisalo was awarded the Finlandia Prize for literature in 2000 for her first novel, Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi (translated as Not before sundown in 2003 and again as Troll — A Love Story in 2004 for the US market.
Bibliographic Data
Date Published 4th May 2010
ISBN Number 9780720613506
Pages 240

Not Before Sundown

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