Til Sibir

ISBN-10: 0312428995
ISBN-13: 9780312428990
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Description: Per Petterson's raw, poetic novel follows the intense kinship and agonizing separation of a brother and sister in World War II-era Denmark. Their parents' neglect leaves them wandering the streets of their small village as young children, dreaming  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Per Petterson's raw, poetic novel follows the intense kinship and agonizing separation of a brother and sister in World War II-era Denmark. Their parents' neglect leaves them wandering the streets of their small village as young children, dreaming of a different life. The sister fantasizes about escaping to Siberia, but that dream seems ever more remote as her brother becomes a young man, and disappears into the resistance movement against the Nazi occupation. Their separation begins years of wandering for her.First published in English in 1998,To Siberiais a portrait of a sister and brother bound together powerfully by birth, and separated painfully by circumstance.

Per Petterson was born in Norway on July 18, 1952. He is a trained librarian and before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a bookstore clerk, translator and literary critic. His first work, Aske i munnen, sand i skoa (Ash in His Mouth, Sand in His Shoe), a volume of short stories, was published in 1987. His other works include These are Ekkoland (1989), Det er greit for meg (1992), and To Siberia (1996). He has won numerous awards including the prestigious Norwegian literary prize Brageprisen for In the Wake (2000) and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in the UK, the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize, and the Norwegian Critics' Award for best novel for Out Stealing Horses (2003).

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