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Ut og stjæle hesterSommeren 1948 bor 15 år gamle Trond og faren hans på ei seter ved ei elv nær grensa til Sverige Der opplever han død og svik noe som forandrer gru 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 ratingOut 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 libraryIt 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 IIAlthough 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 chores and heroic physical challenges in the deep woodsI'm tempted to say that in the end I was disappointed because this novel is just so Scandinavian particularly in the way the characters say almost nothing that reveals their deep feelings and motives to each other so that the reader has to infer all of that from their actions whether noble or pettyBut this may be a universal story of how men particularly have trouble expressing their feelings in words or even wanting to share those emotions with the people they love most And frankly I ended by feeling angry at the boy's father even though I can't explain why without revealing a critical part of the plotOne of the ironies of Out Stealing Horses is that the narrator's favorite author is Dickens who explores his characters' personalities in great detail and always resolves everything for the better at the end of most of his novels Petterson does neither He suggests; he sketches; and he leaves us to infer the motives and deepest wellsprings of his characters' livesAnd yet there is much to love about his writing and his storytelling At one point the narrator says that if you tell people some facts about your life they think they know you because they construct a story in their minds to flesh out those facts and yet they don't really have any idea who you are; only you do deep inside yourself That passage not only epitomizes the character; it serves as advice or a warning for readers who want to make sense of the people in this story

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Iser seg å være en annen skadeskutt eldre mann med hund en han kjente før og som han må forholde seg til og så begynner sommeren 1948 å plage ha ”Early November It’s nine o’clock The titmice are banging against the window Sometimes they fly dizzily off after the impact other times they fall and lie struggling in the new snow until they can take off again” ”I live here now in a small house in the far east of Norway A river flows into the lake It is not much of a river and it gets shallow in the summer but in the spring and autumn it runs briskly and there are trout in itI can just see it from my window once the birch leaves have fallenIt is here that Trond Sander finds the solitude the peace and uiet he’s been longing for with Lyra his dog It is here as well that he comes to realize that with solitude comes reflection introspection In his case rumination of nearly seventy years a lifetime of memories Some good some hauntingThe year he was fifteen an incident occurred that returns to him a friend’s life forever changed and the aftermath affected them all Ripples of grief and guilt affect them both and their families draw even closer together It is this incident that has wormed its way back into his mind reminding him of that summer the summer he worked moving lumber along the riverSpare deliberate haunting prose moves this story along uietly with a sense of this man seeking a sense of peace with this past to accept the losses that come along with a life lived to come to terms with secrets affections withheld all of the injustices real or perceived And while the memories once belonged to the boy the man he has become shares this past these moments of reminiscence with the wisdom gained through the years ”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 ” ”If I just concentrate I can walk into memory’s store and find the right shelf with the right film and disappear into it and still feel in my body that ride through the forest with my father”

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READER ã DOC Ut og stjæle hester ↠ 9788498723496 ✓ INSOLPRO Ã ❰Read❯ ➬ Ut og stjæle hester Author Per Petterson – Insolpro.co.uk Sommeren 1948 bor 15 år gamle Trond og faren hans på ei seter ved ei elv nær grensa til Sverige Der opplever han død og svik noe somNnlaget for livet hans 67 år gammel har han flyttet ut til et lite hus ved en innsjø langt øst i landet sammen med hunden sin Hans nærmeste nabo v 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 35 starsThere 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 uestions 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 satisfying use in other works I was impressed with how Petterson modulated the pace and tone of his words I loved the sparse clipped sentences that open the book Early November It’s nine o’clock The titmice are banging against the windowThere is a reddish light over the trees by the lake It is starting to blowThis reflects well the starkness of the character how his life is as stripped down as the wordsPetterson’s style grows appropriately breathless when painting a haying sceneAs the wire gradually unrolled it became easier but by then I was that much exhausted and there was suddenly an opposition to everything that was physical and I grew mad and did not want anyone there to see I was such a city boy particularly while Jon’s mother was looking at me with that blinding blue gaze of hers I’d make up my own mind when it would hurt and if it should show or not and I pushed the pain down into my body so my face would not gibe me away and with arms raised I unrolled the reel and the wire ran out until I came to the end of the meadow and there I put the reel down in the short stubble of the newly mown grass the wire taut all as calmly as I could and just as calmly straightened up and pushed my hands into my pockets and let my shoulders sink downThere are many references that add a feeling of substance and connection to the work references to Dickens Oedipus Maigret the River Styx Petterson likes to mirror events and images Being run off the road is used several times crossing the river Styx? from one life to another several watery baptisms But while the imagery satisfies the thinness of Trond leaves one wanting something