I Refuse (Paperback)

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By Per Petterson, Don Bartlett (Translator)
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Petterson's novel is a literary punch in the gut, a book as alluring and ambiguous as life itself. When two estranged childhood friends meet accidentally one early morning, each is struck by a wave of memories. Before the day is done, both men will be forced to grapple with the ghosts of their families, the far-reaching consequences of long-ago actions, and the realities of their divergent paths. This is a stark, earthy portrait of two people facing the specters of the past and the maw of the future. — From Sam


Per Petterson's I Refuse is the work of an internationally acclaimed novelist at the height of his powers. In the same spare but evocative style that made readers fall in love with Out Stealing Horses, Petterson weaves a tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning churns up a fateful moment from their boyhood thirty-five years before.

About the Author

Per Petterson is the author of seven novels, including Out Stealing Horses, which won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and has been translated into fifty languages.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781555977405
ISBN-10: 1555977405
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English