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    Out Stealing Horses (Paperback) By (author) Per Petterson, Translated by Anne Born

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    DescriptionIn 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 family for another woman - will change his life forever. An early morning adventure out stealing horses leaves Trond bruised and puzzled by his friend Jon's sudden breakdown. The tragedy which lies behind this scene becomes the catalyst for the two boys' families gradually to fall apart. As a 67-year-old man, and following the death of his wife, Trond has moved to an isolated part of Norway to live in solitude. But a chance encounter with a character from the fateful summer of 1948 brings the painful memories of that year flooding back, and will leave Trond even more convinced of his decision to end his days alone.


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    Title
    Out Stealing Horses
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Per Petterson, Translated by Anne Born
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099506133
    ISBN 10: 0099506130
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    DC22: 839.82374
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    13 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Per Petterson was born in 1952 and was a librarian and bookseller before he published his first work, a volume of short stories, in 1987. Since then he has written three novels which have established his reputation as one of Norway's best fiction writers. To Siberia and In the Wake are also published by Harvill in English translation
    Review quote
    "Lyrical, deceptively clever...the way the story folds together like the petals of a rose is one of the novel's pleasurable surprises...an intelligent journey from boyhood into manhood..." Daily Telegraph "Deeply atmospheric...concise beauty of his prose movingly captures the Norwegian landscape and rural way of life...This stunning novel will tell you more about the Norwegian countryside and psyche than the most enthusiastically well-informed guide book'" Daily Telegraph "Petterson catches so effectively the thing that haunts all of us, the knowledge of how fragile life is...He captures the essence of a man's existence with a clean-lined freshness that hits you like a burst of winter air - surprising and breathtaking...touching humour...the narrative is beautifully balanced...Petterson writes with robust unpretentiousness. His story gathers pace like growing up, and stimulates heart and mind like a brisk country walk." Daily Express "Limpid prose...an impressive novel of rare and exemplary moral courage." Independent on Sunday "A novel of considerable quality." Scotsman