Out Stealing Horses

Out Stealing Horses Winner Of The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.In 1948, Fifteen Year Old Trond Spends A Summer In The Country With His Father The Unexpected Events That Come To Pass Alter His Life Forever.An Early Morning Adventure Out Stealing Horses Leaves Trond Confused When His Friend Jon Suffers A Sudden Breakdown Behind This Scene, He Will Discover, Lies A Personal Tragedy The First Incident In The Gradual Destruction Of The Two Boys Families.As An Old Man, Living In An Isolated Part Of Norway, Trond Chances Upon A Character From That Fateful Summer Who Stirs Up Painful Memories And Forces Him To Look Back At His Past.Out Stealing Horses Is A Poignant And Moving Tale Of A Changing Perspective On The World, From Youthful Innocence To The Difficult Acceptance Of Betrayal, And Of Nostalgia For A Simpler Way Of Life.Per Petterson, Defeated Eight Finalists, Including Julian Barnes, J.M Coetzee, Salman Rushdie And Cormac McCarthy To Win The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award For Out Stealing Horses. I have a feeling this book may take root and blossom further within me over time, but for now, I must stop one star short of my top rating Out Stealing Horses won the world s richest literary prize The Impac, out of Dublin last year, and it has had enough buzz that I had to wait weeks for it to come off the reserv
This is a story of growth, of a boy who becomes and adult in an isolated rural region of Norway, close to the Swedish border, in the course of one summer.But this is also a story of decline, of an old man who revisits the countryside where he last saw his father in 1948, expecting to capture the blinding light of indifferent nature, the flashing clarity of unhurried memories, the physical vigor that pumped up his young bodythan sixty years ago before the clock of his worn out life ticks ou This is a story of growth, of a boy who becomes and adult in an isolated rural region of Norway, close to t
What do we see when we look back over our lives Are we the hero of our own story Looking into that mirror, can we really see ourselves, or is our view doomed to be perpetually blocked, offering maybe a Maigret image of only the backs of our heads A man, 67, Trond, lives alone in a small house by a lake in east Norway and contemplates his past We travel back and forth between the present, 1999, and 1948 when he was a fifteen year old, living with his father in a summer place The events of th What do we see when we look back over our lives Are we the h
What in the hell just happened here What in the hell I am completely flummoxed by my own reaction to this book.So, quick back story on this About 3 years ago, I was hiding out in the kitchen at a neighbor s New Year s Eve party My husband had become trapped against the wall in the den, stuck in a conversation with several other men, forced to listen to a man give the play by play on how he had just tiled his floors I saw that I couldn t save my spouse, so I had slipped into the kitchen u What in the hell just happened here What in the hell I am completely flummoxed by my own reaction to this book.So, quick back story on this About 3 years ago, I was hiding out in the kitchen at a neighbor s New Year s Eve party My husband had become trapped against the wall in the den, stuck in a conversation with several other men, forced to listen to a man give the play by play on how he had just tiled his floors I saw that I couldn t save my spouse, so I had slipped into the kitchen unseen and quickly discovered the best bottle of
My copy of Ut og stj ler hester has a little tear in the dust jacket, and when my girlfriend sees it she looks at me reproachfully, she respects books in a way I cannot, as physical objects, and she had bought me this elegant first edition as a present, but now I had carelessly used the dust jacket to mark my page and put too much strain on the paper, it had not been important to me, for I respect books in my own way and was lost in the author s words, in his unique way of using the Norwegian la My copy of Ut og stj ler hester has a little tear in the dust jacket, and when my girlfriend sees it she looks at me reproachfully, she respects books in a way I cannot, as physical objects, and she had bought me this elegant first edition as a present, but now I had carelessly used the dust jacket to mark my page and put too
The only negative thing I can say or,accurately, am willing to say about this novel is that it begs to be read by the fireplace, and not everybody has a fireplace I don t have a fireplace. That part of my life when I could turn the dreams to some use is behind me now I am not going to change anything any Out Stealing Horses is a pure, poignant and luminous story that feels out of place in this modern and cluttered world It s a simple tale that doesn t do anything fancy, and had the feel of both being radiant like the sun high up in the sky and the echoing sadness of a dry riverbed Petterson effe
The book that began with an ending, ended up winning me over If you look back on your life what will you see Will you be happy with your relationships Will you be proud of your actions Will you be haunted by past events that forever changed your life Actions have consequences How do consequences affect a person for life I read this book when it first came out with my book club and it blew me away in a very quiet subtle way Par Peterson is an award winning Norwegian writer who introduces u The book that began with an ending, ended up winning me over If you look back on your life what will you see Will you be happy with your relationships Will you be proud of your actions Will you be haunted by past events that forever changed your life Actions have consequences How do consequences affect a person for life I read this book when it first came out with my book club and it blew me away in a very quiet subtle way Par Peterson is an award winning Norwegian writer who introduces us to 67 year old Trond Sander who is living an isolated lifestyle He lives in a rustic cabin and is determined to spend the rest of his life living in virtual isolation His second wife has died and he has forgotten neglected to tell his adult daughters his whereabouts He has a meeting with one of his neighbor
With the use of stark, simple language, Norwegian author Per Petterson tells the complex story of a summer that brings about a coming of age for 15 year old Trond, seen through his 67 year old eyes This language suits the setting perfectly aging Trond has retreated to a cabin in remote wilderness, to a very simple life he doesn t own a phone and not even his children know where he is But, while he may have simplified his landscape, all the messiness of his interior life comes with him, esp With the use of stark, simple language, Norwegian author Per Petterson tells the complex story of a summer that brings about a coming of age for 15 year old Trond, seen through his 67 year old eyes This language suits the setting perfectly aging Trond has retreated to a cabin in remote wilderness, to a very simple life he doesn t own a phone and not even his children know where he is But, while he may have simplified his landscape, all the messiness of his interior life comes with him, especially when he discovers his neighbour is someone from his past, during a p
I was sorry when I turned to the last page And surprised my right hand still held several pages of the book, and I hadn t realized they were the blank ones that often come at the end.I was sorry, because I wanted to spendtime in this space rural Norway, mostly, with ventures into Oslo and Sweden I wanted to spendtime with the narrator, Trond, whose name rarely emerges in the text and who we follow when he is fifteen and when he is sixty seven, with ventures elsewhere in his life I was sorry when I turned to the last page And surprised my right hand still held several pages of the book, and I hadn t realized they were the blank ones that often come at the end.I was sorry, bec

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  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Out Stealing Horses
  • Per Petterson
  • English
  • 02 December 2017
  • 0099506130