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The Resource I refuse, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

I refuse, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

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I refuse
Title
I refuse
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Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
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Language
eng
Summary
Two men meet by accident on a bridge early one morning. Once they were best friends but Tommy and Jim haven't seen each other for 35 years. Back then, Tommy and his sister were abandoned by their mother and later by their abusive father, and Jim, who lived alone with his religious mother, went to high school and became a socialist. Then one winter, Jim started to doubt whether he was deserving of the friendship. Now Jim is standing on the bridge, fishing, when Tommy drives by in his expensive new Mercedes. I Refuse follows both men during the course of the fateful day that follows. Per Petterson's outstanding new novel is broader in scope than many of his previous novels, but as powerful and moving as anything he has ever written
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Two men meet by accident on a bridge early one morning. Once they were best friends but Tommy and Jim haven't seen each other for 35 years. Back then, Tommy and his sister were abandoned by their mother and later by their abusive father, and Jim, who lived alone with his religious mother, went to high school and became a socialist. Then one winter, Jim started to doubt whether he was deserving of the friendship. Now Jim is standing on the bridge, fishing, when Tommy drives by in his expensive new Mercedes. I Refuse follows both men during the course of the fateful day that follows.
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10405183
Cataloging source
BT
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1952-
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Petterson, Per
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
Literary form
fiction
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Bartlett, Don
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True
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  • Male friendship
  • Men
Target audience
adult
Label
I refuse, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
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Publication
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volume
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text
Control code
000053503937
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781846557828
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
I refuse, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053503937
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781846557828
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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