Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Per Petterson

In Petterson’s debut from 1987, we meet six-year-old Arvid, who lives at Veitvet in Oslo. He has a father who works in a shoe factory and a Danish mother. The short stories centre around the relationship between Arvid and his father.


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  • Language Foreign publisher
  • American EnglishGraywolf
  • British EnglishHarvill Secker
  • DanishBatzer

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  • Aske i munnen, sand i skoa
  • 1987
  • Forlaget Oktober
  • Fiction, Short stories
  • 125 pages