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The Resource Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes : stories, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes : stories, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

Label
Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes : stories
Title
Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
Creator
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
Ten stories paint a complex, confusing, wonder-filled portrait of childhood through the eyes of a young boy, Arvid Jansen, in 1960s Oslo
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Summary
Per Petterson masters the art of writing simply of big subjects, and the stories in this collection his debut, published in English for the first time are beautiful tales of growing up in all its complexity, its wonders and confusions. Arvid Jansen (It's Fine by Me, In the Wake, I Curse the River of Time) is six years old and lives on the outskirts of Oslo. It's the early 60s, and his father works in a shoe factory; his Danish mother works as a cleaner. Arvid wets his bed at night and has nightmares about crocodiles, but slowly begins to piece the world together. His grandfather dies and he cries on seeing a photograph of his mother as a young woman learning about the passing of time and growing old; and the world opens up to him when a teacher at his school says he and his fellow pupils must pray to God over the looming nuclear war.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10405182
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
839.82374
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from Norwegian
Literary form
short stories
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True
Series statement
Lannan translation series
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes : stories, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Today you must pray to God
  • Before the war
  • A man without shoes
  • Ashes in his mouth
  • The black car
  • The king is dead
  • Like a tiger in a cage
  • Fatso
  • People are not animals
  • Call me Ali Baba
Control code
ocn879582844
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
118 pages
Isbn
9781555977009
Lccn
2014950985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879582844
Label
Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes : stories, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Today you must pray to God
  • Before the war
  • A man without shoes
  • Ashes in his mouth
  • The black car
  • The king is dead
  • Like a tiger in a cage
  • Fatso
  • People are not animals
  • Call me Ali Baba
Control code
ocn879582844
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
118 pages
Isbn
9781555977009
Lccn
2014950985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879582844

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