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Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Stories

Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

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Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Stories

Audio CD

04/21/2015

2 Audio CD

119 minutes

9781633790735

Audio Library Digital

04/21/2015

119 minutes

9781633790759

Audio Retail Digital

04/21/2015

119 minutes

9781633790766

Audio MP3 CD

04/21/2015

1 Audio MP3 CD

119 minutes

9781633790773

Playaway

04/21/2015

119 minutes

9781633790780

Description:

Young Arvid Jansen 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 has nightmares about crocodiles and still wets his bed at night, but slowly he begins to understand the world around him. Vivid images accompany each new event: A photo of his mother as a young woman makes him cry as he realizes how time passes, and the black car that comes to collect his father on the day Arvid's grandfather dies reminds him of the passing of his bullfinch. And then, one morning, his teacher tells his class to pray because a nuclear war is looming.

Quotes:

The talent has been there from the very beginning...The delicacy and simplicity of Petterson's vision of childhood also suggests Carver's master Chekhov...If you haven't read Per Petterson at all...it's quite possible you'll want to read everything he has written. If you are already an admirer you won't want to miss this one., The Sydney Morning Herald

This is a small book that packs a punch...Petterson's style...is stripped like a bleached Wallander landscape and leaves you no place to hide from Arvid's all-too-vivid reality. You are gripped by a few simple words., Independent on Sunday

Shot through with a tender, nostalgic quality...Petterson brings the book to an unexpectedly moving conclusion., Financial Times

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