About the Book
"The Tree with Hoarfrost" is a picture book wherein a fable-like story is blended with photographs of intimate snowy landscapes. The story is told in the manner of both poetic existentialism and magical realism, written for young adults.
This is a nonlinear narrative, set in the World War II and in contemporary time, and it has several layers and depth for a reader to experience. The beginning starts with a book of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales that belonged to the author. It leads a reader into the lives of mythological protagonists in a language of symbolism and the photographs of snowy landscapes.
While the protagonists have their own life, they also stand for allegories for feelings, sensuality, human condition, and transformative power of love, recognised and sensed in author's personal life.