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The Resource I refuse, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

I refuse, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

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I refuse
Title
I refuse
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Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
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  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
  • A chance encounter between two childhood friends, including one who escaped an abusive father, reveals how their fortunes have reversed
  • "[A] tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning recalls their boyhood thirty-five years ago. Back then, Tommy was separated from his sisters after he stood up to their abusive father. Jim was by Tommy's side through it all. But one winter night, a chance event on a frozen lake forever changes the balance of their friendship. Now, Jim fishes alone on a bridge as Tommy drives by in a new Mercedes, and it's clear their fortunes have reversed. Over the course of the day, the lives of each man will be irrevocably altered"--
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Title
I refuse
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Summary
Two men meet by accident on a bridge early one morning. Once they were best friends but Tommy and Jim haven't seen each other for 35 years. Back then, Tommy and his sister were abandoned by their mother and later by their abusive father, and Jim, who lived alone with his religious mother, went to high school and became a socialist. Then one winter, Jim started to doubt whether he was deserving of the friendship. Now Jim is standing on the bridge, fishing, when Tommy drives by in his expensive new Mercedes. I Refuse follows both men during the course of the fateful day that follows.
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10405183
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
839/.8238
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8951.26.E88
LC item number
I26 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Per Petterson ; translated by Don Bartlett
I refuse, Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

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