Not Before Sundown

Johanna Sinisalo
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Not Before Sundown (Troll: A Love Story)


This is a marvelous book by a Finnish author and translated into English. It won the Tiptree Award in 2004. It's sort of an urban fantasy, taking the mythology of trolls and turning it on its head in a contemporary setting. It's fun, interesting, and disturbing. The book follows Angel, a gay photographer who saves a young troll from being beaten up by a gang of teenagers. He brings the troll home and tries to restore it back to health. Naturally, taking in a wild animal is always fraught with danger, especially one that was only confirmed as real in 1907.

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