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It's Fine By Me

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
The moving story of a young man's life from an international literary master.

On his first day of school, a teacher welcomes Audun to the class by asking him to describe his former life in the country. But there are stories about his family he would prefer to keep to himself, such as the weeks he spent living in a couple of cardboard boxes, and the day of his little brother's birth, when his drunken father fired three shots into the ceiling. So he refuses to talk and refuses to take off his sunglasses.

In his late teens Audun is the only one of his family who remains with his mother in their home in a working-class district of Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is not in school and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with his best friend Arvid. But he's not sure that school is the right path for him, feeling that life holds other possibilities.

Sometimes tender, sometimes brutal, It's Fine by Me is a brilliant novel from the acclaimed author of Out Stealing Horses.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: It's Fine By Me: A Novel
Author(s): Per Petterson
ISBN: 1-55597-626-3 / 978-1-55597-626-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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November 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: It's Fine By Me
Author(s): Per Petterson
ISBN: 1-84655-369-5 / 978-1-84655-369-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: It's Fine by Me: A Novel
Author(s): Per Petterson
ISBN: 0-312-59534-4 / 978-0-312-59534-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: It's Fine By Me
Author(s): Per Petterson
ISBN: 0-09-954838-0 / 978-0-09-954838-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: It's Fine By Me
Author(s): Per Petterson
ISBN: 1-84655-546-9 / 978-1-84655-546-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: It's Fine By Me
Author(s): Per Petterson
ISBN: 1-62406-102-8 / 978-1-62406-102-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: It's Fine By Me
Author(s): Per Petterson
ISBN: 1-62406-106-0 / 978-1-62406-106-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: It's Fine By Me: A Novel
Author(s): Per Petterson
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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November 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: It's Fine By Me
Author(s): Per Petterson
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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