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Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
In 1948, when he is fifteen, 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, his
father's decision to leave the family for another woman - will
change his life forever. An early morning adventure out stealing
horses leaves Trond bruised and puzzled by his friend Jon's sudden
breakdown. The tragedy that lies behind this scene becomes the
catalyst for the two boys' families to gradually fall apart.
As a 67-year-old man, and following the death of his wife, Trond
has moved to an isolated part of Norway to live in solitude. But a
chance encounter with a character from the fateful summer of 1948
brings the painful memories of that year flooding back, and will
leave Trond even more convinced of his decision to end his days
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