Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 14/11/2013
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Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes
The joys and terrors of childhood
Being a child isn’t easy. Nightmares, fear of crocodiles, a run-in with a neighbour, being bullied and always trying to decode the perplexing behaviour of ... READ MORE
Claudia  Sunderhauf


Per Petterson masters the art of writing simply about big subjects, and this is the heartwarming debut that brought the author of the highly acclaimed Out Stealing Horses to prominence

Arvid Jansen is a young boy who lives on the outskirts of Oslo. It’s the early sixties, his father works in a shoe factory and his Danish mother works as a cleaner. Arvid wets his bed at night and has nightmares about crocodiles, but slowly he is beginning to piece the world together.

Per Petterson’s debut, in which he introduces Arvid Jansen to the world, is a delicate portrait of childhood in all its complexity, its wonders and confusions that will delight fans of Out Stealing Horses and new readers alike.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781846553707
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Weight: 98g
  • Dimensions: 166 x 120 x 10 mm

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