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The Resource The shapeshifters, Stefan Spjut ; translated from the Swedish by Susan Beard

The shapeshifters, Stefan Spjut ; translated from the Swedish by Susan Beard

Label
The shapeshifters
Title
The shapeshifters
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Spjut ; translated from the Swedish by Susan Beard
Title variation
Shape-shifters
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
'A fantastic novel in every sense of the word . . . not only because Spjut has accomplished the masterstroke of writing convincingly about the existence of trolls and other mythical creatures in the Nordic forests, but also because all this unfolds in a language that captures the everyday reality we know so well, with such precision and exquisite style that the words seem to sparkle on the page.' --Karl Ove KnausgArd Summer 1978. A young boy disappears without a trace from a summer cabin. His mother claims that he was carried away by a giant. He is never found. Twenty-five years later, another child goes missing. This time there's a lead, a single photograph taken by Susso Myren. She has devoted her life to the search for trolls, legendary giants known as 'stallo' who can control human thoughts and assume animal form. Convinced that trolls are real, she follows the trail of missing children to northern Sweden
Member of
Summary
After a child disappears from a Swedish summer cabin in 1978, Susso Myren, a woman who believes that predatory shape-changing trolls are real and inhabit the woods, begins a supernatural journey to uncover the truth
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10433592
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spjut, Stefan
Dewey number
839.738
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Beard, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Giants
  • Missing children
  • Trolls
  • Shapeshifting
  • Sweden
Target audience
adult
Label
The shapeshifters, Stefan Spjut ; translated from the Swedish by Susan Beard
Link
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published with the title Stallo in 2012, Sweden
  • This translation first published in Great Britain by Faber & Faber
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056748665
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
587 pages
Isbn
9780544084087
Lccn
2015374772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)912378414
Label
The shapeshifters, Stefan Spjut ; translated from the Swedish by Susan Beard
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published with the title Stallo in 2012, Sweden
  • This translation first published in Great Britain by Faber & Faber
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056748665
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
587 pages
Isbn
9780544084087
Lccn
2015374772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)912378414

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