I Curse the River of Time

By Per Petterson
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780099536024)

Publication Date: June 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover

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“Fans of Out Stealing Horses will not be disappointed by Petterson's latest novel which pulses with lyrical prose. Set against the backdrop of the collapse of Communism in 1989, the story follows Arvid, who, when his mother is diagnosed with cancer, joins her at their summer house. Shifting between the present and Arvid's memories, I Curse the River of Time explores the strained relationship between mother and son, as well as Arvid's struggle to make sense of a life that has gotten away from him.”
-- Natalie DelBusso, Wolfgang Books, Phoenixville, PA



NPR
Saturday, Sep 25, 2010

Let's get one thing straight: Norwegian author Per Petterson is not Stieg Larsson. They may both be Scandinavian, but Petterson's books are as quiet and contemplative as Larsson's are violent and action-packed. More at NPR.org

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