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Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes: Stories

by Per Petterson

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Perfection in a small book. This could very well be my very favorite work by this most talented writer. This was his very first published work. It is all from the viewpoint of a young boy and consists of a collection of closely-related short stories. The voice in the stories is just so perfect for an insecure young boy having to deal with the small things that came his way every day, as well as the huge events of his childhood. ( )
  jphamilton | Sep 27, 2016 |
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Arvid Jansen is a young boy who lives on the outskirts of Oslo. It's the early sixties, his father works in a shoe factory and his Danish mother works as a cleaner. Arvid wets his bed at night and has nightmares about crocodiles, but slowly he is beginning to piece the world together.… (more)

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