Articles tagged "Per Petterson"
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First, Publishers Weekly, then Library Journal, and now Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2015 Fiction lists which include 20 Macmillan titles:
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty
A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin
PURITY by Jonathan Franzen
LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller
THE DARK FOREST by Cixin Liu
CRUCIFIXION CREEK by Barry Maitland
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
I REFUSE by Per Petterson
THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips
THE LOST CHILD by Caryl Phillips
THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET by Natasha Pulley
THE BLONDES by Emily Schultz
CHASING THE PHOENIX by Michael Swanwick
THE WAY THINGS WERE by Aatish Taseer
THE BIG GREEN TENT by Ludmila Ulitskaya
THE AFFINITIES by Robert Charles Wilson
Two new books were released yesterday from internationally bestselling author Per Petterson: ASHES IN MY MOUTH, SAND IN MY SHOES and I REFUSE. The two titles are true bookends, as ASHES IN MY MOUTH was Petterson’s debut in 1987 and his latest novel, I REFUSE, is a huge bestseller in his native Norway that has sold to 16 countries so far.
ASHES IN MY MOUTH, SAND IN MY SHOES is a story collection set in the early 1960s near Oslo and introduces a child named Arvid Jansen (who appears in other Petterson works) who learns that time passes and nuclear war may come.
“Each of the 10 vignettes recounts a momentous event in Arvid’s childhood; the prose is simple and spare, elegiac in tone, yet it packs a powerful punch. A bittersweet read that can be fully savored in one sitting.” — Publishers Weekly
In I REFUSE, two men meet accidentally after a dark incident on a frozen lake 35 years previously shattered their relationship. At that time, Tommy was the one with a troubled family, as Jim stood by him. Now Tommy has emerged as the success story with the new Mercedes, while Jim sits fishing alone. What happened?
“Set against a stark landscape, this is a brilliant, meditative story about how one small, impulsive act can have an irrevocable impact upon one’s life, as well as a rippling effect upon the lives of others.” — Publishers Weekly
“After the success of OUT STEALING HORSES, a new Petterson novel is bound to be highly anticipated. And this story offers fans all of the author’s signature moves, including a spare style, bleak setting, and intense focus on a boyhood friendship. Petterson evokes the frigid Norwegian cold and his characters’ corresponding melancholy in clean prose, conveying how the absence of emotion offers no protection from life’s vicissitudes.” — Booklist
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"[R]eaders who love deep examinations of character will find themselves caught in Audun's voice like a ray of light in a prism, their emotions filtering through in a spectrum of compassion, commiseration and admiration. [...]
"Petterson's prose is brisk and unornamented, perfect for evoking the austere beauty of the Norwegian landscape and yet packed with emotions both powerful and subtle."
The issue also includes an interview with Fiona McCrae, publisher and director of Graywolf Press, on working with translations.
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