Out Stealing Horses: A Novel

Front Cover
Graywolf Press, 2005 - Fiction - 258 pages
18 Reviews
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 oneof 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 was 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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
8
4 stars
4
3 stars
3
2 stars
2
1 star
1

Review: Out Stealing Horses

User Review  - M. Sarki - Goodreads

http://msarki.tumblr.com/post/8630462... Just a marvelous book, paced so lovely, and the telling of the tale so interesting to me. The back and forth between the past and the present accomplished so ... Read full review

Review: Out Stealing Horses

User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

In a year, when someone mentions that they are reading this book, I'll say "yeah, I read that", but I will not be able to recall anything about it. Other than its mood. It resides somewhere on the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
17
Section 3
39
Copyright

14 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Per Petterson is the author of books including In the Wake, To Siberia, and I Curse the River of Time. Out Stealing Horses won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize. The New York Times Book Review named it one of the 10 best books of the year. A former bookseller, Petterson lives in Oslo, Norway.

Bibliographic information