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Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Petterson, Per

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ISBN 10: 1846553709 / ISBN 13: 9781846553707
Published by Harvill Secker, 2013
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Title: Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Publisher: Harvill Secker

Publication Date: 2013

Book Condition:Good

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The heartwarming debut that brought Per Petterson, author of the highly acclaimed Out Stealing Horses, to prominence.
Arvid is six years old and lives on the outskirts of Oslo. 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 begins to piece the world together. One day his father is collected in a black car; his grandfather has died, like the bullfinch. When Arvid sees a photo of his mother as a young woman he understands how time passes and then he cries and says he doesn't want to get old. And one morning the teacher tells the pupils to pray to God because a nuclear war is looming.

These are beautiful tales of growing up from prizewinning international author Per Petterson.

About the Author:

PER PETTERSON was born in Oslo in 1952 and worked for several years as an unskilled labourer, a bookseller, a writer and a translator. He made his literary breakthrough in 2003 with the prizewinning novel Out Stealing Horses, which has been published in forty-nine languages so far and won many prizes. Ashes in my Mouth, Sand in my Shoes is the sixth of his widely acclaimed works to be published in English.

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