I Curse the River of Time ~~ Per Petterson



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I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson
It’s 1989 and “three monumental events twine around one another in Arvid Jansen’s penumbral soul. His fifteen-year marriage is dissolving, his mother is dying of cancer, and the Berlin Wall is tumbling down. The parallels are obvious -- worlds are ending, internally and externally -- but the analogies Petterson draws among these dramatic endings are not....I Curse the River of Time is a little like the starker reaches of the West, a little like the stonier shores of Maine, a little like Edward Hopper, a little like Raymond Carver....There is a quality that I can only call charm, or something like charm, to Petterson’s essentially dark and lonely sensibility....It exerts a gravitational pull on the reader” (Stacey D’Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review). Full Synopsis
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  • Published:
    Aug-2010 (Hardcover)
    Aug-2011 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook / Audio
  • Pages:
    227
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