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Title: IT'S FINE BY ME
By: Per Petterson, Don Bartlett (Trans)
Format: Hardback

List price: £12.99


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ISBN 10: 1846553695
ISBN 13: 9781846553691
Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 3 November, 2011
Pages: 208
Translated from: Norwegian
Description: 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, and more.
Synopsis: 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. Sometimes tender, sometimes brutal, "It's Fine by Me" is a brilliant novel from the acclaimed author of "Out Stealing Horses".
Publication: UK
Imprint: Harvill Secker
Returns: Returnable
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