It's Fine by Me

It's Fine by Me

Book - 2011
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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's the only one of his family who remains with his mother in their home in a working-class district of Oslo, where he delivers newspapers when he's 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.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2011
Characteristics: 199 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781555976262 (hbk.)
1555976263 (hbk.)


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Oct 24, 2012

A novel of a rare quality. Strong inner voice, and a strong teenage character. Excellent writing. Can't wait to read other Petterson's books.


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