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Arvid fra novellesamlingen Aske i munnen, sand i skoa (1987) er blitt tolv år gammel og tilbringer sommeren hos besteforeldrene i Danmark. Familien bor noen uker i en bitteliten leilighet over bestemorens melkeutsalg i en by nord på Jylland. Det er tidlig sekstitall, og Arvid hjelper bestefar med å kjøre melkeflaskene rundt med varesykkel om morgenen. Arvid er en gutt som ...more
Published February 9th 2009 by Boglyd
(first published 1989)
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Petterson knew from the age of 18 that he wanted to be a writer, but didn't embark on this career for many years - his debut book, the short story collection Aske i munnen, sand i skoa, (Ashes in the Mouth, Sand in the Shoes) was published 17 years later, when Petterson was 35. Previously he had worked for years in a factory as an unskilled labourer, as his parents had done before him, and had als ...moreMore about Per Petterson...