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Out Stealing Horses

Petterson, Per

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Out Stealing Horses
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An early morning adventure out stealing horses leads to the tragic death of one boy and a resulting lifetime of guilt and isolation for his friend, in this moving tale about the painful loss of innocence and of traditional ways of life that are gone forever.

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Publisher: Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 2007
ISBN: 9781555974701
1555974708
Branch Call Number: FICTION PETTERSO
Characteristics: 258 p. ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Born, Anne

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Join the discussion on Aug. 18, 2015. An early morning adventure out stealing horses leads to the tragic death of one boy and a resulting lifetime of guilt and isolation for his friend, in this moving tale about the painful loss of innocence and of traditional ways of life that are gone forever.

An early morning adventure out stealing horses leads to the tragic death of one boy and a resulting lifetime of guilt and isolation for his friend, in this moving tale about the painful loss of innocence and of traditional ways of life that are gone forever.

2007: Petterson has an amazing ability to mess with time and place through his writing - at least that's what it felt like when I read this story of an isolated man looking back on his life.


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Jul 25, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This Norwegian novel was pretty good, but could've used more horse stealing.

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Mar 26, 2013
  • ladyh rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

In the 'blue hour' "everything draws closer; the shed, the edge of the wood, the lake beyond the trees, it is as if the tinted air binds the world together and there is nothing disconnected out there." 89

"living alone you can soon get stuck to those flickering images and to the chair you will sit on far into the night, and then time merely passes as you let others do the moving." 105

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