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Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The heartwarming debut that brought Per Petterson, the author of the highly acclaimed Out Stealing Horses, to prominence

Young Arvid Jansen 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 has nightmares about crocodiles and still wets his bed at night, but slowly he begins to understand the world around him. Vivid images accompany each new event: A photo of his mother as a young woman makes him cry as he realizes how time passes, and the black car that comes to collect his father on the day Arvid's grandfather dies reminds him of the passing of his bullfinch. And then, one morning, his teacher tells his class to pray because a nuclear war is looming. Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes, Per Petterson's debut, in which he introduces Arvid Jansen to the world, is a delicate portrait of childhood in all its complexity, wonder, and confusion that will delight fans of Out Stealing Horses and new readers alike.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ashes In My Mouth, Sand In My Shoes
Author(s): Per Petterson, Don Bartlett
ISBN: 1-4448-2400-7 / 978-1-4448-2400-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes: Stories
Author(s): Per Petterson
ISBN: 1-55597-700-6 / 978-1-55597-700-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes
Author(s): Per Petterson
ISBN: 1-84655-370-9 / 978-1-84655-370-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes: Stories
Author(s): Per Petterson
ISBN: 1-63379-073-8 / 978-1-63379-073-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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April 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes: Stories
Author(s): Per Petterson
ISBN: 1-63379-077-0 / 978-1-63379-077-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes: Stories
Author(s): Per Petterson
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes: Stories
Author(s): Per Petterson
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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November 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes
Author(s): Per Petterson
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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