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I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson
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Jul 12, 2010

it was ok
Read from July 12 to 13, 2010

Arvid is about to get a divorce so he decides the time's right to go see his mother--who's just been diagnosed with cancer. They haven't been close in years, ever since he told her that he dropped out of college to work at a factory. (Arvid's a Communist and is all, `Yay! Working class! Factories!' and his mom, who works in a factory already is beyond upset that her son's throwing away his future to prove a point.)

This book jumps back and forth in time, and so it was hard for me to keep up. I think part of the problem is that I'm in summer reading mode (thrillers! chick lit! paranormal YA!) and this is definitely a winter book.

This is definitely well written and interesting and if you're in the mood for something heavy, I think you'd like this. But ultimately, it didn't grab me at all.

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