Out Stealing Horses

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Out Stealing Horses: A Novel Cover Image
By Per Petterson, Anne Born (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780312427085
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Picador - April 29th, 2008

Like chocolate ganache, delicious, concentrated, dark (like a Norwegian forest, not film noir) and so rich it doesn't take much. This thoughtful novel set at the tail end of WWII in Norway is a quiet, yet startling gem. Portrays a young teenage boy whose father has taken him to summer at a cabin in the woods on the Swedish border. In addition to the nostalgic look at traditional Norway as it was till say, the nineties, he takes you inside the heads of the characters, letting you hear them breath. Mysteries unfold in the dark forest, as the boy returning to the cabin as an old man recollects and begins to comprehend some of the mystifying events of that summer. ~ Reviewed by Heather Bellanca

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