The simple, bleak premise — a 67-year-old man named Trond moves to a remote cabin in eastern Norway and meditates on his youth — sounds like any number of snowy Ingmar Bergman films. Indeed, Out Stealing Horses seldom relinquishes its eerily quiet tone, even when Trond’s memories take detours into violent tragedy, logging expeditions, and WWII espionage. Per Petterson fluently jumbles his chronology, sustaining mysteries within several subplots and vivifying evergreen ideas about determinism and the bonds of family. But the real trick is in the way everything finally, neatly converges into an emotional jolt. A
Out Stealing HorsesThe simple, bleak premise — a 67-year-old man named Trond moves to a remote cabin in eastern Norway and meditates on his youth — sounds like...Out Stealing HorsesFictionPer PettersonThe simple, bleak premise — a 67-year-old man named Trond moves to a remote cabin in eastern Norway and meditates on his youth — sounds like...2007-05-25Graywolf Press
Genre: Fiction; Author: Per Petterson; Publisher: Graywolf Press
Posted May 25 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
- 'Breaking Bad' actor calls for more people with disabilities in Hollywood
- WATCH: Exclusive clip from 'Light Between Oceans'
- Stars put Jimmy Fallon to shame in dramatic game of Musical Beers
- The Must List: Sunday's VMAs, new Frank Ocean, and more
- Dave Grohl and Prophets of Rage cover the MC5's 'Kick Out the Jams'
- Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, 'Seinfeld' cast 'bonked' by Jimmy Fallon
- Seth Meyers revises offer for Donald Trump show 'Chicago President'
- Flashback to the 2001 'Summer Catch' Premiere
- Fall Movie Preview 2016: 'Fantastic Beasts,' 'Rogue One,' and 76 Other Films
- Flashback to the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards
- See All of EW's Fall Movie Preview Covers
- Poppy Awards 2016: Your comedy nominees are...
- Poppy Awards 2016: Your drama nominees are...