Per Petterson I Refuse

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I Refuse

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I refuse to compromise. I refuse to forgive. I refuse to forget.
The major new novel from the author of Out Stealing Horses.

'Tommy. How long have we been friends.'
'All of our lives,' Tommy said.
'I can't remember us ever not being friends. When would that have been.' Jim said. 'I think it could last the rest of our lives,' he said carefully, in a low voice. 'Don't you think.'
'It will last if we want it to. It depends on us. We can be friends for as long as we want to.'

     Tommy's mother has gone. She walked out into the snow one night, leaving him and his sisters with their violent father. Without his best friend Jim, Tommy would be in trouble. But Jim has challenges of his own which will disrupt their precious friendship.

     A TLS and Guardian Book of the Year

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An Amazon Best Book of April 2015: A portrait of childhood friendship, family and loss by the award winning and best-selling author, Per Petterson. I Refuse is quiet and devastating, told with spare prose that whisks you back to childhood, “when the whole world seeped in through your skin.” After thirty five years of estrangement, childhood best friends Tommy and Jim unexpectedly encounter one another in middle age. What unfolds is the history of their friendship – from their youthful antics in a small Norwegian town, to the dissolution of Tommy’s family when the authorities separate him and his siblings, to a cold winter night on a frozen lake that forever changes their relationship. Haunting and stark, Petterson’s passages linger: the tumult of Tommy’s family being ripped apart is razor sharp and the crack in the ice reverberates long after you’ve finished reading. I Refuse is a story of friendship that is familiar, psychologically charged and heartbreaking. --Al Woodworth

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PER PETTERSON was born in Oslo in 1952 and worked for several years as an unskilled labourer and a bookseller. He made his literary breakthrough in 2003 with the prizewinning novel Out Stealing Horses, which has been published in forty-nine languages and won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

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