It's Fine By Me

Paperback | December 3, 2012

byPer Petterson

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Audun is the only one of his family left with his mother in working-class Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is not in school and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with his best friend. But there are some things Audun won't talk about. Stories about his family, such as the weeks he spent living in a couple of cardboard boxes, and the day of his little brother's birth, when his drunken father fired three shots into the ceiling. Both tender and brutal, It's Fine by Me is a brilliant novel from the acclaimed author of Out Stealing Horses.

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Audun is the only one of his family left with his mother in working-class Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is not in school and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with his best friend. But there are some things Audun won't talk about. Stories about his family, such as the weeks he spent living in a couple of car...

PER PETTERSON was born in Oslo in 1952 and worked for several years as an unskilled labourer, a bookseller, a writer and a translator until he made his literary debut in 1987 with the short story collection Ashes in my Mouth, Sand in my Shoes, which was widely acclaimed by critics. He made his literary breakthrough in 2003 with the pri...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.77 × 5.1 × 0.53 inPublished:December 3, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099548380

ISBN - 13:9780099548386

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"A sensible, brittle, and razor sharp description of a boy's universe." --Weekendavisen, Denmark"Petterson is a great stylist and portrays his characters with an unsentimental tenderness and understanding which can make anything beautiful." --Borsen, Denmark"You have to find your own way after reading through this book. The text gnaws you, pushes you forward. Great literature does that." --VG Magazine"Beautifully written and understatedly uplifting, It's Fine By Me is an essential read." --Stylist