The sea, I always come back to you is a book about a place where one can feel at home, feel oneself, a place to daydream to when the world is knocking on the door or thoughts become too large. A place in which to be filled with joy and happiness, and just be. It is also the story of a mother-daughter relationship, from childhood to adulthood.
Many of us have a place that is ours, maybe it's only in our minds and we can imagine ourselves there, or it's a place that, when we get there, we can just be. For Anna Fiske, it is the sea, the sea in Scania. In this memoir, she revolves in text and drawing around the landscape of her childhood in Scania, the sea, and her mother, to whom she says goodbye.
In this autobiographical picture book, Fiske continues to tell the story of her life, as she did in "Trees I have known" from 2017. In these picture books' interplay between memories in drawings and poetic texts, Anna Fiske has created her own genre.
After nearly 25 years and three times as many publications, Swedish Anna Fiske must be considered a Norwegian national treasure. ... It is a mercilessly beautiful meditation on grief.
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