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Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson, Anne Born
Out Stealing Horses
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We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and oneof the first days of July.Trond's friend Jon often appeared at his doorstep with an adventure in mind for the two of them.... show more
We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and oneof the first days of July.Trond's friend Jon often appeared at his doorstep with an adventure in mind for the two of them. But this morning was different. What began as a joy ride on "borrowed" horses ends with Jon falling into a strange trance of grief. Trond soon learns what befell Jon earlier that day--an incident that marks the beginning of a series of vital losses for both boys.Set in the easternmost region of Norway, Out Stealing Horses begins with an ending. Sixty-seven-year-old Trond has settled into a rustic cabin in an isolated area to live the rest of his life with a quiet deliberation. A meeting with his only neighbor, however, forces him to reflect on that fateful summer.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312427085 (0312427085)
ASIN: 312427085
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 238
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 Silence In a World Full of Sound: "Pferde Stehlen" by Per Petterson
Published 2006. “Eigentlich wollte ich nur noch schlafen. Ich achte sehr auf die Stunden, die ich zum Schlafen brauche, es sind nicht mehr so viele, aber ich brauche sie ganz anders als früher. Eine Nacht ohne ausreichend Schlaf wirft noch tagelang Schlagschatten, macht mich reizbar und bremst mei...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
5.0 Out Stealing Horses
http://msarki.tumblr.com/post/86304623548/out-stealing-horses-by-per-pettersonJust a marvelous book, paced so lovely, and the telling of the tale so interesting to me. The back and forth between the past and the present accomplished so adroitly that I was simply amazed at Petterson’s talent I had pr...
tricours
tricours rated it
This one of the most famous modern Scandinavian books out there, and for anyone with an interest in Scandinavia or Scandinavian literature, it's a must-read. I've heard about it for so long, bought it, forget I bought it, wished I had bought it, then found it again, and finally actually started read...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 Out Stealing Horses: A Novel
There are few books I've read in the past ten years that touched me as this one did. The character is masterfully portrayed, the language splendid and the elegiac tone perfectly suits the story and perspective. A book of enormous compassion and insight into the human condition.
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 Out Stealing Horses: A Novel
There are few books I've read in the past ten years that touched me as this one did. The character is masterfully portrayed, the language splendid and the elegiac tone perfectly suits the story and perspective. A book of enormous compassion and insight into the human condition.
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