To Siberia

by Per Petterson

Random House UK | December 2, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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In the bitter cold of Danish Jutland, where the sea freezes over and the Nazis have yet to invade, a young girl dreams of one day going on a great journey to Siberia, while her beloved brother Jesper yearns for the warmer climes of Morocco. Their home, with a pious mother who sings hymns all day and a silent father, is as cold as their surroundings. But the unshakeable bond between brother and sister creates a vital warmth which glows in spite of the chill and the dark clouds that threaten to overtake their dreams.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 0.55 in

Published: December 2, 2008

Publisher: Random House UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0099523442

ISBN - 13: 9780099523444

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To Siberia

by Per Petterson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 0.55 in

Published: December 2, 2008

Publisher: Random House UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0099523442

ISBN - 13: 9780099523444

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In the bitter cold of Danish Jutland, where the sea freezes over and the Nazis have yet to invade, a young girl dreams of one day going on a great journey to Siberia, while her beloved brother Jesper yearns for the warmer climes of Morocco. Their home, with a pious mother who sings hymns all day and a silent father, is as cold as their surroundings. But the unshakeable bond between brother and sister creates a vital warmth which glows in spite of the chill and the dark clouds that threaten to overtake their dreams.

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In the bitter cold of Danish Jutland, where the sea freezes over and the Nazis have yet to invade, a young girl dreams of one day going on a great journey to Siberia, while her beloved brother Jesper yearns for the warmer climes of Morocco. Their home, with a pious mother who sings hymns all day and a silent father, is as cold as their surroundings. But the unshakeable bond between brother and sister creates a vital warmth which glows in spite of the chill and the dark clouds that threaten to overtake their dreams.

About the Author

Per Petterson was born in 1952 and was a librarian and bookseller before he published his first work, a volume of short stories, in 1987. Since then he has written five novels which have established his reputation as one of Norway’s best fiction writers. Out Stealing Horses was awarded the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize, the Critics’ Award for Best Novel and won the 12th International IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize in 2007. His first novel, In the Wake (in Anne Born’s translation) was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

Editorial Reviews

“A compassionate, moving but clear-eyed view of family relationships . . . overwhelming emotional power.”–Independent

“One of the past decade’s most moving novels.” – Guardian

“Beautifully written. . . . wistfully sad novel . . . Petterson is a writer of great talent and originality.” – Scotsman