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TO SIBERIA.

Petterson, Per (translated by Anne Born).

ISBN 10: 1555975062 / ISBN 13: 9781555975067
Published by St. Paul, MN: Hamish Hamilton, (2008) dj, 2008
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First US printing. Set in rural Denmark during World War II, this was originally translated into English in 1998, but not published in the US until this edition. The narrator "vividly captures that unease which undercuts the adolescent's sense of expanding physical powers" - "The book builds up slowly, casting a spell of beauty and devastation that matches the bleak but dazzling climate that enshrouds Sistermine's young life." [Publishers Weekly] SIGNED by Petterson on the title page. Translated by Anne Born from the Norwegian. 245 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket (tiny remainder dot, appears unread.). Bookseller Inventory # 54442

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Title: TO SIBERIA.

Publisher: St. Paul, MN: Hamish Hamilton, (2008) dj

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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I was fourteen and a half when the Germans came. On that 9th April we woke to the roar of aeroplanes swooping so low over the roofs of the town that we could see the black iron crosses painted on the underside of their wings when we leaned out of the windows and looked up.


In this exquisite novel, readers will find the crystalline prose and depth of feeling they adored in Out Stealing Horses, a literary sensation of 2007.

A brother and sister are forced ever more closely together after the suicide of their grandfather. Their parents' neglect leaves them wandering the streets of their small Danish village. The sister dreams of escaping to Siberia, but it seems increasingly distant as she helplessly watches her brother become more and more involved in resisting the Nazis.

About the Author:

Per Petterson is the author of books including In the Wake, I Curse the River of Time, and Out Stealing Horses, which 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.

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