2 thoughts on “Per Petterson

    • Yeah, me, too. Just discovered him. He says so much without really sounding like he’s trying; beautiful writing without a trace of self-consciousness. He can tell half of a story in one sentence: “My mother borrowed money from the brother who had not been shot by the Gestapo while trying to escape from a police station on the south coast in 1943.” This is all we hear of him, this murdered brother, and there’s another whole novel hiding in the shadow of that sentence.

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