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This is one of my favorite new reads of 2009. I finished it months ago and have been trying ever since to figure out just what to say about it. It's translated from the Norwegian, which by itself makes it memorable. Memories keep coming back to an old man about his childhood, the father who left home, the war, the novels of Dickens, and gradually the reader and the narrator come to understand a story that is far different than what they had expected. It was a great surprise to me, during my year...more