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The Resource It's fine by me, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

It's fine by me, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

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It's fine by me
Title
It's fine by me
Statement of responsibility
Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
Title variation
It is fine by me
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
On his first day of school, a teacher welcomes Audun to the class by asking him to describe his former life in the country. But there are stories about his family he would prefer to keep to himself, such as the weeks he spent living in a couple of cardboard boxes, and the day of his little brother's birth, when his drunken father fired three shots into the ceiling. So he refuses to talk and refuses to take off his sunglasses. In his late teens Audun is the only one of his family who remains with his mother in their home in a working-class district of Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is not in school and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with his best friend Arvid. But he's not sure that school is the right path for him, feeling that life holds other possibilities
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Summary
On his first day of school, a teacher welcomes Audun to the class by asking him to describe his former life in the country. But there are stories about his family he would prefer to keep to himself, such as the weeks he spent living in a couple of cardboard boxes, and the day of his little brother's birth, when his drunken father fired three shots into the ceiling. So he refuses to talk and refuses to take off his sunglasses. In his late teens Audun is the only one of his family who remains with his mother in their home in a working-class district of Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is not in school and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with his best friend Arvid. But he's not sure that school is the right path for him, feeling that life holds other possibilities.
Storyline
Tone
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Character
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10145264
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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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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  • Family
  • Oslo (Norway)
Target audience
adult
Label
It's fine by me, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
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Publication
Control code
000048058732
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
199 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846553691
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)762074254
Label
It's fine by me, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
Publication
Control code
000048058732
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
199 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846553691
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)762074254

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