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A Man Without Shoes

Fiction Per Petterson
Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

Dad had a face that Arvid loved to watch, and at the same time made him nervous as it wasn’t just a face but also a rock in the forest with its furrows and hollows, at least if he squinted when he looked. Of course you can be a bit unsettled if you look at your dad and suddenly there is a large  [...]

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Issue 20



Winter 2014


Per Petterson’s books include I Curse the River of Time, winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize, the Norwegian Book Critics Prize, and the Brage Prize, and Out Stealing Horses (both Graywolf Press), winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. A collection of stories, Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press. He lives in Norway.


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