Troll: A Love Story

Johanna Sinisalo (Author)


"A wily thriller-fantasy . . . Each discovery sounds like the voice of a storyteller reminding us of how the gods play with our fates."--New York Times

Winner of the Finlandia Award, Troll: A Love Story 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.

Product Details

$15.00  $13.80
Grove Press
Publish Date
February 19, 2004
5.44 X 0.73 X 8.24 inches | 0.77 pounds
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About the Author

Johanna Sinisalo is the author of the novels Troll: A Love Story, Birdbrain, and The Blood of Angels. In addition to the Finlandia Prize, she has won the James Triptree, Jr. Award. The Core of the Sun was nominated for the Tahtivaeltaja ("Star Traveller") Award. Sinisalo's works have been translated into nineteen languages. She lives in Tampere, Finland.


"The comedy is irresistible, the pages tum themselves, carried along by the quicksilver of an unbelievably imaginative pen.... Run to this book.... An entertaining variation on the eternal confrontation between man and beast, the light and dark angels which live in all of us."