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To Siberia by Per Petterson
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Dec 26, 08

Read in December, 2008

Petterson's beautifully written, dream-like novel takes place in German-occupied Denmark during WWII. The narrator, a young girl coming of age, comes from a superbly dysfunctional Danish family. Her brother becomes involved in the Danish resistance fighting and escapes to Sweden. This is the second of his novels that I've read and it didn't dissapoint. His writing is highly descriptive yet succint. Even in translation it was gorgeous. The characters are formed from that Scandinavian angst that only Bergman can do better. The Danish emotional winter doesn't get much darker than this story. You won't want to put it down.
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Jim Okay, okay. I'll read it ahead of The Eleventh Man, but have to finish Jenkins's Churchill.


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