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It's Fine by Me

Petterson, Per (Book - 2012 )
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It's Fine by Me


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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 is the only one of his family who remains with his mother in their home in a working-class district of Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is 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.
Authors: Petterson, Per, 1952-
Title: It's fine by me
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. :, Graywolf Press,, [2012], c2011.
Characteristics: 199 p. ;,23 cm.
Summary: 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 is the only one of his family who remains with his mother in their home in a working-class district of Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is 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.
Local Note: 15 17 53 74 80 118 122 133 143 148 149 150 151 152 173 203 210 211 216 222 226 228 264
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don
Alternate Title: It is fine by me
ISBN: 9781555976262
1555976263
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