16 dec 2015

Washington Post on Carl-Johan Vallgren’s THE MERMAN

“A magical fish story that’s this big”, writes the Washington Post (December 15, 2015) in a review of Carl-Johan Vallgren’s novel and continues: “His riveting newly translated novel…aligns…with his Scandinavian predecessor Hans Christian Andersen…””The merman, for all his realness, offers a touch of the sublime… There’s a trembling beauty to the darkness in this book and how it views hope: without redemption in a way that we might recognize, but something else all its own, a state of mind that Andersen…surely would have appreciated.”