Out Stealing Horses

Paperback | September 9, 2014

byPer Petterson

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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW"
A "TIME" MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF THE IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD
"Out Stealing Horses" has been embraced across the world as a classic, a novel of universal relevance and power. Panoramic and gripping, it tells the story of Trond Sander, a sixty-seven-year-old man who has moved from the city to a remote, riverside cabin, only to have all the turbulence, grief, and overwhelming beauty of his youth come back to him one night while he's out on a walk. From the moment Trond sees a strange figure coming out of the dark behind his home, the reader is immersed in a decades-deep story of searching and loss, and in the precise, irresistible prose of a newly crowned master of fiction.

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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW"A "TIME" MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEARWINNER OF THE IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD "Out Stealing Horses" has been embraced across the world as a classic, a novel of universal relevance and power. Panoramic and gripping, it tells the story of Trond Sander, a si...

Per Petterson was born in Norway on July 18, 1952. He is trained librarian and before becoming a full-time writer, he has worked as a bookstore clerk, translator and literary critic. His first work, Aske i munnen, sand i skoa (Ash in His Mouth, Sand in His Shoe), a volume of short stories, was published in 1987. His other works include...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.51 × 5.26 × 0.68 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:Picador USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312427085

ISBN - 13:9780312427085

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"A gripping account of such originality as to expand the reader's own experience of life."--Thomas McGuane, "The New York Times Book Review ""Read "Out Stealing Horses" by Per Petterson. From the first terse sentences of this mesmerizing Norwegian novel about youth, memory, and, yes, horse stealing, you know you're in the hands of a master storyteller.""--Newsweek ""That's the effect of Per Petterson's award-winning novel: It hits you in the heart at close range."--Alan Cheuse, NPR's "All Things Considered ""A masterpiece of tough romance . . . One of my favorite two or three new novels to appear this year.""--The New York Sun ""Petterson's spare and deliberate prose has astonishing force. . . . Loss is conveyed with all the intensity of a boy's perception but acquires new resonance in the brooding consciousness of the older man."--"The New Yorker ""A marvelous book."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer ""Petterson fluently jumbles his chronology, sustaining mysteries within several subplots and vivifying evergreen ideas about determinism and the bonds of family. But the real trick is in the way everything finally, neatly converges into an emotional jolt."--"Entertainment Weekly" (Grade: A)