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Out Stealing Horses

A Novel

Per Petterson; Translated by Anne Born

Picador

Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
 
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.

At age sixty-seven, Trond has settled into a rustic cabin in an isolated part of eastern Norway to liv 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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Praise for Out Stealing Horses

“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

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  • Per Petterson; Translated by Anne Born

  • PER PETTERSON has written five novels, which have established his reputation as one of Norway’s best fiction writers. Out Stealing Horses won the Norwegian Booksellers Prize, the Critics Award for best novel, and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
  • Per Petterson Torunn Momtazi
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Out Stealing Horses

A Novel

Per Petterson; Translated by Anne Born

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - Winner, The Independent (UK) Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist, The Independent (UK) Foreign Fiction Prize Winner, Best Translated Book Award Finalist, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - Winner
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