It’s Fine By Me by Per Petterson audiobook

It’s Fine By Me

By Per Petterson
Translated by Don Bartlett
Read by Adam Verner

Dreamscape 9781846555466
5.13 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Fans of Per Petterson will be delighted by this opportunity to observe Arvid Jansen in his youth from a fresh perspective. In It’s Fine By Me, Arvid befriends a boy named Audun. On Audun’s first day of school, he refuses to talk or take off his sunglasses; there are stories he would prefer to keep to himself. Audun lives with his mother in a working-class district of Oslo. He delivers newspapers and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with Arvid. But he’s not sure that school is the right path for him and feels that life holds other possibilities. Sometimes tender, sometimes brutal, It’s Fine By Me is a brilliant novel from an acclaimed author.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the October 2012 Indie Next List

Fans of Per Petterson will be delighted by this opportunity to observe Arvid Jansen in his youth from a fresh perspective.

In It’s Fine By Me, Arvid befriends a boy named Audun. On Audun’s first day of school, he refuses to talk or take off his sunglasses; there are stories he would prefer to keep to himself. Audun lives with his mother in a working-class district of Oslo. He delivers newspapers and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with Arvid. But he’s not sure that school is the right path for him and feels that life holds other possibilities. Sometimes tender, sometimes brutal, It’s Fine By Me is a brilliant novel from an acclaimed author.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Petterson’s youthful novel is an openhearted bildungsroman…His sentences yearn to fly away into poetry.” New Yorker
“The melancholy story, and the superb writing that propels it, are both raw and honest—the brutality of the father, the disregard of printing-press colleagues, the ugly street fights—and also deeply compassionate.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Petterson is a great stylist and portrays his characters with an unsentimental tenderness and understanding which can make anything beautiful.” Borsen [Copenhagen]
“A sensible, brittle, and razor sharp description of a boy’s universe.” Weekendavisen [Copenhagen]
“[Petterson’s] voice is unique, solid, and above all, alive. Whatever angst there is has nothing to do with being Scandinavian: it has to do with being human.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review

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Author

Author Bio: Per Petterson

Author Bio: Per Petterson

Per Petterson is an internationally renowned Norwegian author. His breakthrough novel, Out Stealing Horses, was named a Best Book of 2007 by the New York Times and has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is also the author of In the Wake, I Curse the River of Time, and To Siberia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English