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MAIN SELECTION FOR OCTOBER: Sat. the 20th @ 11a -- "OUT STEALING HORSES", 2008




Join us Saturday October 20 at 11 am at the SOUND CAFE' coffeehouse -- 2700 Chartres St. in the Marigny. (Pass Cake Cafe' & Bakery and go 2 more blocks. Corner of Port St., one block after Franklin Ave.)

Our Main Selection for the month of October is "OUT STEALING HORSE" by Per Perterson, 2008, translation from Norwegian. See the New Yorker blurb below.

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230 pages.

Used copies at Amazon for a penny before shipping. $10 on Kindle.

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We meet inside or outside. For more info, contact Guy Henoumont at[masked] or at [masked] .

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"In this quiet but compelling novel, Trond Sander, a widower nearing seventy, moves to a bare house in remote eastern Norway, seeking the life of quiet contemplation that he has always longed for. A chance encounter with a neighbor—the brother, as it happens, of his childhood friend Jon—causes him to ruminate on the summer of 1948, the last he spent with his adored father, who abandoned the family soon afterward. Trond’s recollections center on a single afternoon, when he and Jon set out to take some horses from a nearby farm; what began as an exhilarating adventure ended abruptly and traumatically in an act of unexpected cruelty. Petterson’s spare and deliberate prose has astonishing force, and the narrative gains further power from the artful interplay of Trond’s childhood and adult perspectives. Loss is conveyed with all the intensity of a boy’s perception, but acquires new resonance in the brooding consciousness of the older man." -- New Yorker

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  • Stephanie R.

    Enjoyed this discussion, as always :)

    October 21, 2012

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