It's fine by me / Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
Book | Graywolf Press | 2012

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199 pages ; 23 cm
Note
Reprint. Originally published: Great Britain : Harvill Secker, 2011.
Summary
On his first day of school, a teacher welcomes Audun to the class by asking him to describe his former life in the country. But there are stories about his family he would prefer to keep to himself, such as the weeks he spent living in a couple of cardboard boxes, and the day of his little brother's birth, when his drunken father fired three shots into the ceiling. So he refuses to talk and refuses to take off his sunglasses. In his late teens Audun is the only one of his family who remains with his mother in their home in a working-class district of Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is not in school and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with his best friend Arvid. But he's not sure that school is the right path for him, feeling that life holds other possibilities.
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Translated from the Norwegian.
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Det er greit for meg. English
It is fine by me
ISBN
9781555976262
1555976263
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