Hardcover. Later printing. Translated from the Norwegian by Anne Born. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Covers lightly faded along the bottom edge. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or tears. Price intact. Jacket in protective mylar. ISBN: 1555974708 A compelling novel set in the easternmost region of Norway - 67-year-old Trond's friend Jon often appeared at his doorstep with an adventure in mind for the two of them. But this 1948 morning was different. What began as a joy ride on "borrowed" horses ends with Jon in a strange trance of grief. Trond learns what earlier befell Jon-an incident that marks the beginning of a series of vital losses for both boys- a deliberate narration & story as vast as the Norwegian tundra. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
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 by Per Petterson 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.
Über den Autor:
Per Petterson is the author of books including In the Wake, To Siberia, and I Curse the River of Time. Out Stealing Horses won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize. The New York Times Book Review named it one of the 10 best books of the year. A former bookseller, Petterson lives in Oslo, Norway.
Titel: OUT STEALING HORSES.
Verlag: Graywolf Press, 2003, 2005.
Buchbeschreibung Vintage London Random House UK Jun 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 197x128x19 mm. Neuware - 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 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. 272 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780099506133