Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes: Stories

Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes: Stories

Per Petterson


The heartwarming debut that introduced according to Petterson, the writer of the hugely acclaimed Out Stealing Horses, to prominence

Young Arvid Jansen lives at the outskirts of Oslo. it is the early sixties; his father works in a shoe manufacturing facility and his Danish mom works as a purifier. Arvid has nightmares approximately crocodiles and nonetheless wets his mattress at evening, yet slowly he starts off to appreciate the area round him. shiny photographs accompany every one new occasion: a photograph of his mom as a tender girl makes him cry as he realizes how time passes, and the black motor vehicle that involves acquire his father at the day Arvid's grandfather dies reminds him of the passing of his bullfinch. after which, one morning, his instructor tells his category to hope simply because a nuclear conflict is looming. Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes, in step with Petterson's debut, within which he introduces Arvid Jansen to the area, is a fragile portrait of formative years in all its complexity, ask yourself, and confusion that might satisfaction lovers of Out Stealing Horses and new readers alike.

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