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The Resource Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes : stories, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes : stories, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

Label
Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes : stories
Title
Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
  • Ten stories paint a complex, confusing, wonder-filled portrait of childhood through the eyes of a young boy, Arvid Jansen, in 1960s Oslo
  • Young Arvid Jansen lives on the outskirts of Oslo. It's the early sixties; his father works in a shoe factory and his Danish mother works as a cleaner. Arvid has nightmares about crocodiles and still wets his bed at night, but slowly he begins to understand the world around him. Vivid images accompany each new event: A photo of his mother as a young woman makes him cry as he realizes how time passes, and the black car that comes to collect his father on the day Arvid's grandfather dies reminds him of the passing of his bullfinch. And then, one morning, his teacher tells his class to pray because a nuclear war is looming.Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes, Per Petterson's debut, in which he introduces Arvid Jansen to the world, is a delicate portrait of childhood in all its complexity, wonder, and confusion that will delight fans of "Out Stealing Horses" and new readers alike
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YDXCP
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1952-
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Petterson, Per
Dewey number
839.82374
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from Norwegian
LC call number
PT8951.26.E88
LC item number
A8513 2015
Literary form
short stories
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Bartlett, Don
Series statement
Lannan translation series
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  • Boys
  • Families
  • Boys
  • Families
  • Oslo (Norway)
  • Norway
Label
Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes : stories, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A man without shoes -- Ashes in his mouth -- The black car -- The king is dead -- Like a tiger in a cage -- Fatso -- People are not animals -- Call me Ali Baba -- Today you must pray to God -- Before the war
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
118 pages
Isbn
9781555977009
Lccn
2014950985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn879582844
  • (OCoLC)879582844
Label
Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes : stories, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A man without shoes -- Ashes in his mouth -- The black car -- The king is dead -- Like a tiger in a cage -- Fatso -- People are not animals -- Call me Ali Baba -- Today you must pray to God -- Before the war
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
118 pages
Isbn
9781555977009
Lccn
2014950985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn879582844
  • (OCoLC)879582844

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