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A Man Without Shoes

Fiction Per Petterson
Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

No one in the kitchen really knew what “social aspirations” meant, it had to be a new expression, but Uncle Rolf had read a few books and thought he was damn clever.

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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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