The Fly Trap
A Book about Summer, Islands and the Freedom of Limits
The author finds happiness in the little things. Millions of them, in fact. He tells us about living on a remote Swedish island, blissful long summer nights, lost loves, unexpected treasures, art, nature, slowness, and how freedom can come from the things we least expect.
Fredrik Sjöberg collects hoverflies on the island of Runmarö, in the archipelago east of Stockholm. He is also a literary critic, translator, cultural columnist and the author of several books, including
The Fly Trap and
The Raisin King, which form a trilogy with
The Art of Flight.