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Per Petterson


Monday, December 10 2012

Coming of Age in Norway: Per Petterson's 'It's Fine By Me'

It’s Fine By Me may appear to be a slim book, lacking a flashy storyline or extraordinary characters. But this is precisely what makes the novel so special.

Thursday, August 19 2010

Memory and Place collide In Chilly Scandinavia In 'I Curse the River of Time'

Arvid is a 37-year-old chain smoker, about to get divorced, when he hears that his mother is dying. This novel takes an intense look at memory and place and our attempts to reconnect with the past when the present becomes unbearable.

Thursday, November 12 2009

To Siberia by Per Petterson

How does the narrator survive after losing her beloved brother? Petterson offers no easy answers.

Monday, November 24 2008

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Even when describing the death of a young child, Petterson eschews excessive emotion and relates both the incident and its aftermath with steely calm.

Wednesday, August 22 2007

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Norwegian's Out Stealing Horses merits its fat prize.

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