I Refuse: A Novel (Paperback)

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By Per Petterson, Don Bartlett (Translated by)
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Per Petterson is back after 2007's stunner OUT STEALING HORSES, and his latest is well worth the wait. The story begins with a chance encounter between two long-estranged friends, both radically changed since their boyhoods. Through a series of remembrances narrated by the two men and others close to them, the reader sees the lasting effects of childhood traumas and the inevitable melancholy of life's ever-shifting fortunes. Coolly composed, elegiac, and engrossing. 

— Katelyn

Per Petterson is back after 2007's stunner OUT STEALING HORSES, and his latest is well worth the wait. The story begins with a chance encounter between two long-estranged friends, both radically changed since their boyhoods. Through a series of remembrances narrated by the two men and others close to them, the reader sees the lasting effects of childhood traumas and the inevitable melancholy of life's ever-shifting fortunes. Coolly composed, elegiac, and engrossing. 

— From Katelyn

Description


Per Petterson's I Refuse is the work of an internationally acclaimed novelist at the height of his powers. In the same spare but evocative style that made readers fall in love with Out Stealing Horses, Petterson weaves a tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning churns up a fateful moment from their boyhood thirty-five years before.

About the Author


Per Petterson is the author of books including In the Wake, To Siberia, and I Curse the River of Time. Out Stealing Horses has won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize. The New York Times Book Review named it one of the 10 best books of the year. A former bookseller, Petterson lives in Oslo, Norway.

Don Bartlett has translated dozens of books of various genres, including several novels and short story collections by Jo Nesbø and It's Fine by Me by Per Petterson. He lives in Norfolk, England.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781555977405
ISBN-10: 1555977405
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English