Friday, June 25, 2010

"Out Stealing Horses" by Per Petterson

A novel which was published in the States by a small nonprofit publishing house in St. Paul, MN, "Out Stealing Horses", is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Its author is out of Norway. The book is quiet and understanded, like his home country. But storyline is strong and deep, and has a way of running through your thoughts over and over, weeks after you've finished the book. Which explains how I was able to read it two times in one weekend and enjoy the details which I had missed the first time through. It's rare that I would read a novel twice.

I've since ordered two more of his books from the library, and look forward to the next little treasures of literature from Norway.

NY Times review of "Out Stealing Horses":

Graywolf Press:

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