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Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson

Regular price $11.00

We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and one of the first days of July.

Trond’s friend Jon often appeared at his doorstep with an adventure in mind for the two of them. But this morning would turn out to be 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.

Used. Good condition. Some wear and tear. Some shelf wear to the bottom of the dust jacket. Some damage to the top of the dust jacket. 14.00 and consignment marked in pencil by previous seller. 11 marked in pencil by current seller. On consignment from the Annapolis Bookstore.