Out Stealing Horses


In 1948, when he is fifteen, Trond spends a summer in the country with his father. .

An early morning adventure out stealing horses leaves Trond bruised and puzzled by his friend Jon's sudden breakdown.  The tragedy which lies behind this scene becomes the catalyst for the two boys' families gradually to fall apart.

As a 67-year-old man, and following the death of his wife, Trond has moved to an isolated part of Norway to live in solitude. But a chance encounter with a character from the fateful summer of 1948 brings the painful memories of that year flooding back, and will leave Trond even more convinced of his decision to end his days alone.

'Deeply atmospheric, a stunning novel.' Daily Telegraph

Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

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