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I Refuse

I Refuse

Per Petterson, Don Bartlett

Two men meet by accident on a bridge early one morning. Once they were best friends - but Tommy and Jim haven't seen each other for 35 years. Back then, Tommy and his sister were abandoned by their mother and later by their...

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Out Stealing Horses

Out Stealing Horses

Per Petterson, Anne Born

In 1948, when he is fifteen, Trond spends a summer in the country with his father. The events - the accidental death of a child, his best friend's feelings of guilt and eventual disappearance, his father's decision to leave the...

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It's Fine By Me

It’s Fine By Me

Per Petterson, Don Bartlett

Audun is the only one of his family who remains with his mother in working-class Oslo. Stories about his family, the weeks he spent living in a couple of cardboard boxes, and the day of his little brother's birth, when his drunken...

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I Curse the River of Time

I Curse the River of Time

Per Petterson, Charlotte Barslund

It is 1989 and all over Europe Communism is crumbling. Arvid Jansen is in the throes of a divorce. At the same time, his mother is diagnosed with cancer. Over a few intense autumn days, we follow Arvid as he struggles to find a...

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In The Wake

In The Wake

Per Petterson

Early one morning Arvid finds himself standing outside the bookshop where he used to work, drunk, dirty, with two fractured ribs, and no idea how he came to be there.

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 Read reviewAshes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Per Petterson, Don Bartlett

Arvid Jansen is a young boy who lives on the outskirts of Oslo. It's the early sixties, his father works in a shoe factory and his Danish mother works as a cleaner. Arvid wets his bed at night and has nightmares about crocodiles,...

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