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

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Author: Johanna Sinisalo
Publisher: Grove Press, 2004
Peter Owen Publishers, 2003
Original Finnish publication, 2000

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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy / Horror
Sub-Genre Tags: Dark Fantasy
Weird (Horror)
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Mikael, a young gay photographer, finds in the courtyard of his apartment block a small, man-like creature. It is a young troll, known from mythology as a wild beast, now considered extinct. Mikael takes the troll, whom he has named Pessi, back to his apartment. But Mikael does not discover that trolls exude pheromones that smell like a Calvin Klein aftershave and that this has a profound aphrodisiac effect on all those around him. Shooting an assignment for the ultra-hip Stalker jeans, Mikael finds himself fast-tracked into a dangerous liaison with Martes, the art director of the advertising agency, while a couple of his friends in turn fall in love with him because he carries the troll's scent. What Mikael fails above all to learn, with tragic consequences, is that Pessi the troll is the interpreter of man's darkest, most forbidden feelings.


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