Men in My Situation

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Graywolf Press
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5.2 X 8.43 X 0.87 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

Per Petterson is the author of eight novels, including I Refuse and Out Stealing Horses, which has been translated into fifty languages. Petterson has received the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Award. He lives in Norway.

Ingvild Burkey is a Norwegian author and translator. Her published works include two volumes of poetry, a novel, a collection of short prose, and, most recently, a book of stories. She was educated at Yale University and now lives with her family in Oslo.

"Petterson's bracing latest captures the rhythms and anomie of grief."--Publishers Weekly

"Petterson has written a beautifully nuanced, deeply felt, and powerful story of survival."--Library Journal, starred review

"Per Petterson [is] a master at capturing internal tumult, family relationships and the vicissitudes of grief. . . . 'Men in My Situation' is possessed of an austerity and bleakness that is satisfyingly unforgiving."--Nina Renata Aron, Los Angeles Times

"With 'Men in My Situation, ' Petterson deepens his examination of grief by animating how a parent's loss, depression and trauma can be passed from one generation to the next. . . . . Ultimately, Petterson provides an honest portrait of how one family unravels -- and hopefully is put back together again, albeit in a different configuration." --S. Kirk Walsh, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

"Men in My Situation [is] the best book I've read this summer. . . . Petterson's writing (brilliantly rendered by translator Ingvild Burkey) slips away from you, and you watch in quiet amazement as it rises into a beyond that's lying right there, before you, on the page."--Cory Stockwell, The Common

"[A] beautiful, touchingly honest novel. . . . Until its final, stunning pages, Men in My Situation plays out with profound sensitivity and insight as a struggle for the soul of Arvid Jansen."--Robert Crooke, Heavy Feather Review