Out Stealing Horses

By Per Petterson; Anne Born (Translator)
(Wheeler Publishing, Paperback, Large Print, 9781597227742)

Publication Date: July 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring/Summer '09 Reading Group List
“Sixty-seven-year-old Trond Sander wants to live in peace and quiet but finds himself confronted with a turbulent period of his youth. This award-winning and provocatively written novel loses nothing in translation from Norwegian, and, after reading Petterson's novel, the conversation in our book group was lively and inspired.”
-- Cynthia Claridge, Paulina Springs Books, Sisters, OR


Description
An early morning adventure out stealing horses leads to the tragic death of one boy and a resulting lifetime of guilt and isolation for his friend, in this moving tale about the painful loss of innocence and of traditional ways of life that are gone forever.



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CONVERSATION STARTERS

  1. "I needed to concentrate," Trond says at the start of the book (pg. 7), explaining his decision to move to the country. Do you think he is happy in his isolation? Is he making a brave choice by withdrawing to the country, as he has always dreamt of doing; or do you think he's fleeing the responsibilities of his life?

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