Posted by: koolwine | May 2, 2010

Norway: Out Stealing Horses

Country: Norway

Local Name: Kongeriket Norge (Kingdom of Norway) in Bokmål Norwegian

Title: Out Stealing Horses

Author: Per Petterson (Norwegian); Translated by Anne Born

Published: 2003  Pages: 238

Acclaim: New York Times Book Review One of the 10 Best Books of the Year; A Time Magazine Best Book of the Year; Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, winner of the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize

Time Period: 1940s and 1999

Summary: After a surprise encounter with his new neighbor late at night, a man living in the remote Norwegian woods is reminded of tragic events during the summer he was 15, and of his father’s secret life as a courier for the Allies during World War II.  The novel drifts between the past and the present.

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