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I Curse the River of Time An enthralling novel of a mother and son s turbulent relationship from the author of Out Stealing HorsesNorway,Communism is unraveling all over Europe Arvid Jansen, thirty seven, is trying to bridge the yawning gulf that opened up years earlier between himself and his mother He is in the throes of a divorce, and she has just been diagnosed with cancer Over a few intense autumn days, Arvid struggles to find a new footing in his life As he attempts to negotiate the present changes around him, he casts his mind back to holidays on the beach with his brothers, and to the early days of his courtship Most importantly, he revisits the idealism of his communist youth, when he chose the factory floor over the college education his mother had struggled so hard to provide Back then, Arvid s loyalty to his working class background outweighed his mother s wish for him to escape it As Petterson s masterful narrative shifts effortlessly through the years, we see Arvid tentatively circling his mother, unable to tell her what she already knows he is thinking In its piercing and moving portrait of their layered relationship, I Curse the River of Time bears all the hallmarks of Petterson s compassion for humanity that has won him readers the world over


10 thoughts on “I Curse the River of Time

  1. says:

    Fragile images of departure, the village back then.I curse the river of time thirty two years have passed Arvid Jansen, the narrator of the novel, is occupied with own failures Disappointed with youthful ideas, embittered with marriage that is on the rocks, and to cap it all off he just learnt about mother s illness and her unexpecte


  2. says:

    I curse the river of timeis an intimate story, almost told in a whisper, of a life that is slowly but steadily crumbling down Arvid is thirty seven years old and he is facing a multiple crisis that pins him against the ropes of his past choices his communist ideals are proving to be utopic, his marriage is on the verge of collapsing, a


  3. says:

    But something had happened, nothing hung together any, all things had spaces, had distances between them, like satellites, attracted to and pushed away, at the same instant, and it would take immense willpower to cross those spaces, those distances, muchthan I had available, muchthan I had the courage to use.A reader follows Petterson


  4. says:

    I love how this author takes me to spaces with such a gentle touch One hardly notices when he sets the main thread aside and and smoothly detours to another time and place Somehow he consistently maintains the narrative as before you know it you ve returned to where you once were A man learns that his mother is dying He goes to her, from


  5. says:

    I curse is foremost the story of a mother son relationship Arvid Jensen, 37, facing an imminent divorce, is second in four brothers One of his brothers died six years back from an unspecified death Now the mother might be dying of cancer Her oncoming death rekindles a desire in her, to run away from the home in suburban Oslo to Frederiksh


  6. says:

    It s difficult to compare Per Petterson with anyone except Per Petterson His writing is always exquisite and precise and heartbreaking and spare In Out Stealing Horses and To Siberia, each word is used as a brick, building one upon the other, and not one brick is out of place.Per Petterson s craftsmanship is on display here, as it has been


  7. says:

    What a great title It rivals his other book Out Stealing Horses Unfortunately, I felt like cursing the river of Petterson s whiny digressive meandering narrative in this book I know the Scandinavian authors cannot allow any light to slip into their books, lest thy be accused of frivolity, but OMG, you may need a handful of uppers to get thr


  8. says:

    But something had happened, nothing hung together any , all things had spaces, had distances between them, like satellites, attracted to and pushed away at the same instant, and it would take immense willpower to cross those spaces, those distances, muchthan I had available, muchthan I had the courage to use In I Curse the River of Time, fro


  9. says:

    The author makes lots of references about books, especially those of Hemingway and Remarque His protagonist drinks Calvados like the doomed lovers in Remarques novels Though he mocks at Hemingway s behaviour towards Fitzgerald, he imitates Hemingway s style of writing a lot and I m not sure should I hate or love him for it Maybe this resembla


  10. says:

    It was difficult at first to give myself into Petterson s simple rhythms The story is mostly backstory, and he meanders about his memories and his past life in ways that sometimes seem irrelevant But his wonderful poetic prose the dementing lures described by James Wood in his recent New Yorker review kept rescuing me from my impatience It was


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