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|In 1948, when he is 15, 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, and his father's decision to leave the family for another woman - will change his life forever." NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, A TIME MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR, WINNER OF THE IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD. Out Stealing Horses has been embraced across the world as a classic, a novel of universal relevance and power. Panoramic and gripping, it tells the story of Trond Sander, a sixty-seven-year-old man who has moved from the city to a remote, riverside cabin, only to have all the turbulence, grief, and overwhelming beauty of his youth come back to him one night while he's out on a walk. From the moment Trond sees a strange figure coming out of the dark behind his home, the reader is immersed in a decades-deep story of searching and loss, and in the precise, irresistible prose of a newly crowned master of fiction. 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.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||63187856|
|Number Of Pages||256 pages|
|Translated by||Anne Rosemary Born|
|" "Out Stealing Horses "looks like a charming but modest chamber-piece. In retrospect-- and this is a novel that strikes deep and lingers long-- it feels more like some shattering literary symphony." -- *"The Independent "" A . . . miracle of a book." "-- The Irish Times" "Petterson's spare and deliberate prose has astonishing force." -- The New Yorker "A gripping account of such originality as to expand the reader's own experience of life." -- The New York Times Book Review " Out Stealing Horses looks like a charming but modest chamber-piece. In retrospect--and this is a novel that strikes deep and lingers long--it feels more like some shattering literary symphony." -- The Independent "A . . . miracle of a book. " -- The Irish Times "Petterson's spare and deliberate prose has astonishing force." The New Yorker "A gripping account of such originality as to expand the reader's own experience of life." The New York Times Book Review " Out Stealing Horses looks like a charming but modest chamber-piece. In retrospectand this is a novel that strikes deep and lingers longit feels more like some shattering literary symphony." The Independent "A . . . miracle of a book." The Irish Times A . . . miracle of a book. A gripping account of such originality as to expand the reader's own experience of life. Petterson's spare and deliberate prose has astonishing force.|
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OUT STEALING HORSES BY PER PETTERSON
This book is very well written but I'm sure there is something always lost in translation since the author is Norweigian. It is exactly what the summary of the book is about; an older man looking back and remembering his youger years starting with his being a teenager. The way the author makes the transition between his young and current life is so smoothly done that it takes a paragraph before you, as the reader, realize where he is. There are very interesting parts of his life that he talks about which keeps you wanting to know more. The part that is even more interesting is what the author does not tell in his story. I you are a reader who likes to fill in the gaps with your imagination this is the book for you.
Out stealing horses...in a dreamlike way.
I had seen this book advertised so many times that I decided to give it a try. So glad I did. A wonderful book, beautifully written. Sometimes it's hard to decide whether it is the author or the translator that should be given credit. I'll give it to both.
Out Stealing Horses
I was very satisfied with the condition of the book I ordered and felt it was accurately described prior to purchasing. The Norwegian author, Per Petterson, was recommended by a friend because of his particular style of story telling. He leaves room for your imagination and conclusions.