April 29, 2008
April 29, 2008
Trond's friend Jon often appeared at his doorstep with an adventure in mind for the two of them. But this morning was different. What began as a joy ride on "borrowed" horses ends with Jon falling into a strange trance of grief. Trond soon learns what befell Jon earlier that day--an incident that marks the beginning of a series of vital losses for both boys.
Set in the easternmost region of Norway, Out Stealing Horses begins with an ending. Sixty-seven-year-old Trond has settled into a rustic cabin in an isolated area to live the rest of his life with a quiet deliberation. A meeting with his only neighbor, however, forces him to reflect on that fateful summer.
After the death of his wife, a 70-year-old Norwegian man, Trond, returns to an icy cabin in the east of Norway, where he spent his childhood. When he meets his reclusive neighbor, Lars, Trond suddenly remembers a teenage adventure when his friend Jon invited him to steal a horse and go riding in the early morning. Shortly after that Jon disappeared and it was discovered that he had accidentally killed his twin brother, Odd. Lars, it turns out, was Jon and Odd's third brother. As winter approaches, the two old men, Trond and Lars, travel back into their traumatic past, and learn haunting truths about themselves and about their parents' dark secrets.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Literary, Family + Friendship, War + Military, Human Qualities + Behavior, Stages of Life
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Per Petterson
- Online Item #: 11336327
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2330
- ISBN: 9780312427085
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported