Youth. Some readers clamor for more works by a beloved author, and publishers will often reissue early works to meet that demand. In the case of Per Petterson’s short story collection titled, Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes: Stories, this is a first English translation of a debut collection published in Norway in 1987. Petterson unveils the complex thoughts of a ten-year-old boy with all the delight and confusion and freshness of youth. I enjoyed each of the ten stories and expect that readers who enjoy both Petterson and the short story genre will find a lot to enjoy from these pages.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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