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Ut og stjæle hester (original 2003; edition 2006)

by Per Petterson

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Title:Ut og stjæle hester
Authors:Per Petterson
Info:Oslo Oktober 2003
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Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (2003)

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Nov, 2009 I loved this book. I guess it's a coming of age book...coming of age on both ends of one's life. This will definitely be a read again some day.

January, 2011 And I did read it again! Out Stealing Horses was the January choice for my Friday Harbor Book Club. What a lovely book! I'm looking forward to discussing it. ( )
  LouisaK | Feb 2, 2016 |
Nov, 2009 I loved this book. I guess it's a coming of age book...coming of age on both ends of one's life. This will definitely be a read again some day.

January, 2011 And I did read it again! Out Stealing Horses was the January choice for my Friday Harbor Book Club. What a lovely book! I'm looking forward to discussing it. ( )
  LouisaK | Feb 2, 2016 |
Nov, 2009 I loved this book. I guess it's a coming of age book...coming of age on both ends of one's life. This will definitely be a read again some day.

January, 2011 And I did read it again! Out Stealing Horses was the January choice for my Friday Harbor Book Club. What a lovely book! I'm looking forward to discussing it. ( )
  LouisaK | Feb 2, 2016 |
Excellent - one of the best books this year. Such an interesting perspective of Noway, the resistance and WWII. So glad Pat "forgot" it and left it at my house so I couldread it before returning it. ( )
  ellenuw | Jan 27, 2016 |
I love stories that slowly take shape from putting together many pieces of imperfect information from a first-person observer. (The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford is maybe the supreme example). I admire Petterson's prose...it missed four stars because I thought that it dropped off a bit toward the end in holding the tension and attention of the reader, but I would read more by him. ( )
  bibleblaster | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Here is a remarkable novel, one which appears to be about nothing in particular, featuring barely half a dozen characters, several of whom have no names. Hardly anything happens. A boy dies, a man gets shot, another boy is given a new suit, and that, more or less, is that.
 
 
Le Norvégien Per Petterson signe un magnifique roman sur les saisons de la vie, sur ces moments qui font que l'on n'est soudain plus le même.
 
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Petterson, Perprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pettersen, Permain authorall editionsconfirmed
Born, AnneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Born, AnnePrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sinding, TerjeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Verner-Carlsson, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vikhagen, HåvardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Für Trond T.
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Tidlig november.  Klokka er ni.  Kjøttmeisene smeller mot vinduet.  Noen ganger faller de og blir liggende i nysnøen og kave før de kommer seg på vingene igjen.  Jeg veit ikke hva jeg har som de vil ha.

Early November. It's nine o'clock. The titmice are banging against the window.
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I listen to the news, cannot break that habit...but it no longer has the same place in my life. It does not affect my view of the world as it once did.
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Original Norwegian title: Ut og stjæle hester
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We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and oneof the first days of July.

Trond's friend Jon often appeared at his doorstep with an adventure in mind for the two of them. But this morning was different. What began as a joy ride on "borrowed" horses ends with Jon falling into a strange trance of grief. Trond soon learns what befell Jon earlier that day--an incident that marks the beginning of a series of vital losses for both boys.

Set in the easternmost region of Norway, Out Stealing Horses begins with an ending. Sixty-seven-year-old Trond has settled into a rustic cabin in an isolated area to live the rest of his life with a quiet deliberation. A meeting with his only neighbor, however, forces him to reflect on that fateful summer.

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An early morning adventure out stealing horses leads to the tragic death of one boy and a resulting lifetime of guilt and isolation for his friend, in this moving tale about the painful loss of innocence and of traditional ways of life that are gone forever.… (more)

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