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Ut og stjæle hesterA Bestseller And Winner Of The IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Now In Paperback From Graywolf Press For The First Time 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 By Per Petterson 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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  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Ut og stjæle hester
  • Per Petterson
  • 19 July 2019
  • 9781555978440

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About the Author: Per Petterson

Petterson knew from the age of 18 that he wanted to be a writer, but didn t embark on this career for many years his debut book, the short story collection Aske i munnen, sand i skoa, Ashes in the Mouth, Sand in the Shoes was published 17 years later, when Petterson was 35 Previously he had worked for years in a factory as an unskilled labourer, as his parents had done before him, and had als

10 thoughts on “Ut og stjæle hester

  1. says:

    I have a feeling this book may take root and blossom further within me over time, but for now, I must stop one star short of my top rating Out Stealing Horses won the world s richest literary prize The Impac, out of Dublin last year, and it has had enough buzz that I had to wait weeks for it to come off the reserve list at our local library.It is the tale of a 67 year old Norwegian man who retreats to the north woods to review his life, and particularly, a fateful summer in 1948 when he was 15 and sharing a cabin with his father for the last time The book in many ways reminds me of a palimpsest, because at several turns, it will reveal yet another critical story that underlies the ones that came before The novel opens with a tragedy that befalls the narrator s best friend in that long ago summer, and it seems that will become the fulcrum of the plot but it turns out only to be a tangential part of the story Unbeknownst to the boy, this event will deeply affect his relationship with his father, and it is only as time goes on that he will learn his father s full history and how his friend s crisis fits into that larger picture, which includes the revelation that his father had been an operative for the Norwegian resistance during World War II.Although the book is steeped in melancholy, it is also laced throughout with moments of joy and a deep appetite for life, much of which is embodied in stories of simple ...

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    This is a story of growth, of a boy who becomes and adult in an isolated rural region of Norway, close to the Swedish border, in the course of one summer.But this is also a story of decline, of an old man who revisits the countryside where he last saw his father in 1948, expecting to capture the blinding light of indifferent nature, the flashing clarity of unhurried memories, the physical vigor that pumped up his young body than sixty years ago before the clock of his worn out life ticks out.Two stories and a single first person narrator, at first separated by the unbridgeable abyss of time, end up converging in a tapestry of revelations and silences that bespeak of the invisible threads that weave fate and chance, choice and serendipity together.In Petterson s world there is no place for far fetched coincidences, everything that happens in the life of his characters is a direct result of their actions in a specific moment in time A family man falls in love with a married woman who shares his political ideals in wartime, when people got murdered if they were on the wrong side Five years later, a boy on the brim of adulthood who idolatrizes his father, discovers eroticism, betrayal and death all at once, resulting in premature responsibility for actions that were beyond his control.An abandoned son faces two forked paths that will determine the man he is going to ...

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    What in the hell just happened here What in the hell I am completely flummoxed by my own reaction to this book.So, quick back story on this About 3 years ago, I was hiding out in the kitchen at a neighbor s New Year s Eve party My husband had become trapped against the wall in the den, stuck in a conversation with several other men, forced to listen to a man give the play by play on how he had just tiled his floors I saw that I couldn t save my spouse, so I had slipped into the kitchen unseen and quickly discovered the best bottle of Pinot Noir I ve ever had in my life Moments later, another woman entered the kitchen with a declaration of Bloody hell so I poured her a glass of the precious wine Naturally, she took a seat When I asked her the question that I ask of all normal appearing strangers, What are your top 5 books of all time she surprised me by answering, I have only one book that I remember, Out Stealing Horses It s like the best book I ve ever read in my life Out Stealing Horses Turns out it s a book written by a Norwegian author, translated nicely into English, and I recently found a copy at a thrift store.So, I started reading the book this week, and I was almost cursing the woman from the kitchen What in the hell The beginning like almost the entire first part was totally WEIRD The...

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    What do we see when we look back over our lives Are we the hero of our own story Looking into that mirror, can we really see ourselves, or is our view doomed to be perpetually blocked, offering maybe a Maigret image of only the backs of our heads A man, 67, Trond, lives alone in a small house by a lake in east Norway and contemplates his past We travel back and forth between the present, 1999, and 1948 when he was a fifteen year old, living with his father in a summer place The events of that summer defined his life in many ways This is his coming of age story I was very much of two minds about this book For the first half, maybe two thirds, I loved it, thought it might be a masterpiece There is a rich store of allusion here, imagery that fills, language that offers structure and beauty in support of its aims, story telling craft that mostly worked very well But I found that the back third left me dry If I could I would have given it 3.5 stars.There are events in the story that call for some drama in how Trond reacts, yet he often seems incapable Maybe that was the author s intent I don t know, but I found it unsatisfying Too many questions were left up in the air for my comfort The book made me wonder, though, if the author s great gifts have been put to sa...

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    My copy of Ut og stj ler hester has a little tear in the dust jacket, and when my girlfriend sees it she looks at me reproachfully, she respects books in a way I cannot, as physical objects, and she had bought me this elegant first edition as a present, but now I had carelessly used the dust jacket to mark my page and put too much strain on the paper, it had not been important to me, for I respect books in my own way and was lost in the author s words, in his unique way of using the Norwegian language, which to me is the most beautiful in the world, even though I do not speak it particularly well You could have taken a bookmark from the pile, we have any number of them, my girlfriend says, and, full of remorse, I look on top of the bookcase in the corner of the kitchen and there are indeed several bookmarks diagonally over from the shelf where she has stacked the small frying pans, which must never be put in the dishwasher or scrubbed using a brush but only wiped gently with a soft cloth, and I choose a marker with a picture of Les jumeaux, the heavenly twins, that I remember buying last year at Percho, the art...

  6. says:

    The only negative thing I can say or, accurately, am willing to say about this novel is that it begs to be read by the fireplace, and not everybody has a fireplace I don t have a fireplace.

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    The book that began with an ending, ended up winning me over If you look back on your life what will you see Will you be happy with your relationships Will you be proud of your actions Will you be haunted by past events that forever changed your life Actions have consequences How do consequences affect a person for life I read this book when it first came out with my book club and it blew me away in a very quiet subtle way Par Peterson is an award winning Norwegian writer who introduces us to 67 year old Trond Sander who is living an isolated lifestyle He lives in a rustic cabin and is determined to spend the rest of his life living in virtual isolation His second wife has died and he has forgotten neglected to tell his adult daughters his whereabouts He has a meeting with one of his neighbors someone from his past and that meeting causes him to reflect back on his life He specifically looks back at the summer of 1948 when he was living in a cabin with his father.One day Trond s friend Jon shows up and asks him to go on an adventure with him An adventure which begins with going for a ride on borrowed horses and ends in tragedy A loaded gun tragically changes the lives of not just the teens but their families as well Initially, I thought this tr...

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    I was sorry when I turned to the last page And surprised my right hand still held several pages of the book, and I hadn t realized they were the blank ones that often come at the end.I was sorry, because I wanted to spend time in this space rural Norway, mostly, with ventures into Oslo and Sweden I wanted to spend time with the narrator, Trond, whose name rarely emerges in the text and who we follow when he is fifteen and when he is sixty seven, with ventures elsewhere in his life.It s the story of a man who, growing older and having suffered a terrible loss, retreats to an old cabin in the country He tells no one where he s going, not even his daughters, who he loves, and not because he didn t want them to know, exactly, he just didn t think of it The old cabin needs a great deal of work, especially as winter comes, and Trond welcomes it He has a few neighbors, a dog, his Dickens novels, and it is in the middle of the night that he encounters one of those neighbors and comes to realize that this man was a child he d ...

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    That part of my life when I could turn the dreams to some use is behind me now I am not going to change anything any Out Stealing Horses is a pure, poignant and luminous story that feels out of place in this modern and cluttered world It s a simple tale that doesn t do anything fancy, and had the feel of both being radiant like the sun high up in the sky and the echoing sadness of a dry riverbed Petterson effectively catches hold and haunts with the one thing we all ponder on from time to time, the knowledge of just how fragile life can be.Trond Sander is a 67 year old man who has relocated to rural Norway with just his dog Lyra, to live out a simple life away from the rest of civilization He is lonely and withdrawn,and seemingly the dark trees from the isolated forest close by are his only friends But it appears he is perfectly content with his sparse existence, with only painful and bittersweet memories to keep him company at night His wife s face, only three years buried is starting to disappear, but after a stranger approaches one day, for Trond, the year of 1948 is brought back to life with vivid clarity, as if it happened yesterday He realizes that the stranger, is someone from his childhood, Lars, the brother of his once good friend Jon This is the catalyst for the extended voyage Trond embarks on in his mind, as it s memory that comprises the bulk of the story.In an inspired move, Petterson emph...

  10. says:

    With the use of stark, simple language, Norwegian author Per Petterson tells the complex story of a summer that brings about a coming of age for 15 year old Trond, seen through his 67 year old eyes This language suits the setting perfectly aging Trond has retreated to a cabin in remote wilderness, to a very simple life he doesn t own a phone and not even his children know where he is But, while he may have simplified his landscape, all the messiness of his interior life comes with him, especially when he discovers his neighbour is someone from his past, during a pivotal time in his youth.Petterson employs gorgeous contrasts youth and age, the blistering heat of summer and the dead quiet brought by heavy snow of winter, innocence and experience There s an unsentimental tone, and a refusal on the part of the author to spell everything out for the reader There are pulsing, visceral scenes, such as the early morning horse stealing one and a celebration of nature and animals.There are also lengthy scenes of tree cutting and wood stacking, which slowed down the story significantly And an awkward father son nude scene that I had been prepared for thank you, Julie , but still will never quite be able to erase from my mind There are also holes in the plot which are never explained, and I m not too sure if that entirely worked for me.But mainly, this quiet, artful story ...

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