The Tree of Sacrifice – Per Faxneld (Egaeus Press)

£38.00

The book is translated by the author. It is a 192 page hardback edition with printed endpapers; limited to just 333 copies.

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Description

Available in English for the first time, Per Faxneld’s The Tree of Sacrifice comprises forty-four Swedish folk-Gothic tales.

Faxneld takes his inspiration from dark, folkloric narratives which have been told in his family for generations. The Tree of Sacrifice thus conveys the enchanted atmospheres of old Scandinavian folklore. In keeping with the style of traditional oral storytelling, the writing is intentionally simple and sparse, while at the same time inventive, subversive, provocative, and philosophically complex.

Each of the forty-four short tales included is beautifully illustrated by artist Mimmi Strinnholm.