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  • Ekkoland
  • Per Petterson
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  • 10 July 2018
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READ ´ Ekkoland Ng with his own sense of self He’s on the cusp of becoming a teenager feeling awkward in his own skinAs Arvid cycles around town down to the beach with its view of the lighthous. Echoland published last year is Per Petterson s eighth novel Like the bulk of Petterson s work you can read all my reviews here the story is framed around a character named Arvid who has a Norwegian father and a Danish mother and is said to be loosely based on the author himselfArvid has appeared in various incarnations in previous novels from a six year old boy to a 43 year old man but in this one he is on the cusp of becoming a teenagerThere s no real plot the story is essentially a series of vignettes following Arvid s day to day adventures on the Danish coast where his working class family is spending the summer with Arvid s maternal grandparentsHere in the small fishing community where Arvid s mother grew up there is a sense of troubled family history bubbling just beneath the surface At times the tension between Arvid s mother and his deeply religious grandmother boils over into protestations and tears none of which Arvid a uiet bookish boy fully understands and his confusion is mirrored by his own uneasy passage between boyhood and adolescenceTo read the rest of my review please visit my blog The Italians Commanding Proposal sense of Effective Sales Enablement self He’s on the cusp of becoming a teenager feeling awkward in his own Analog Integrated Circuit Design by Simulation skinAs Arvid cycles around town down to the beach with its view of the lighthous. Echoland published last year is Per Petterson Girl Wash Your Face Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be s eighth novel Like the bulk of Petterson Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass s work you can read all my reviews here the The Wrong Man story is framed around a character named Arvid who has a Norwegian father and a Danish mother and is When and Where I Enter The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America said to be loosely based on the author himselfArvid has appeared in various incarnations in previous novels from a The Image of You six year old boy to a 43 year old man but in this one he is on the cusp of becoming a teenagerThere Myers Briggs Typology Vs Jungian Individuation s no real plot the Myers Briggs Typology vs Jungian Individuation story is essentially a Fever A Novel series of vignettes following Arvid Victoria s day to day adventures on the Danish coast where his working class family is Eminent Victorians spending the The Victorians summer with Arvid Navigating Social Journalism s maternal grandparentsHere in the My Biggest Mistake small fishing community where Arvid The Scenic Route A Novel s mother grew up there is a Olympic Perspectives sense of troubled family history bubbling just beneath the The Littlest Marine Bachelor Battalion #1 Silhouette Desire #1167 surface At times the tension between Arvid Fools and Mortals s mother and his deeply religious grandmother boils over into protestations and tears none of which Arvid a uiet bookish boy fully understands and his confusion is mirrored by his own uneasy passage between boyhood and adolescenceTo read the rest of my review please visit my blog

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READ ´ Ekkoland Twelve year old Arvid and his family are on holiday staying with his grandparents in Denmark Confused by the underlying tension between his mother and grandmother Arvid is grappli. No one could hurt him no one could reach him he could go wherever he wanted 25 stars for this early coming of age novel but 5 for the author s oeuvre and my review will focus as much on Echoland in the context of the wider work as it does on it as a standalone piecePer Petterson is one of my absolute favourite authors and this is his 8th book to be translated into English all of which I have read However it was his first novel and second book after the story collection Ashes in My Mouth Sand in My Shoes to be written in the original Norwegian and as with that book it is an early work as not as stylistically developed as his later masterpieces from To Siberia on notably the IFFP and Impac winning Out Stealing Horses For my own benefit as much as anything his fiction is as follows with the dates of English translations following1987 Aske i munnen sand i skoa short stories translated as Ashes in My Mouth Sand in My Shoes 2011 by Don Bartlett1989 Ekkoland translated as Echoland 2016 by Don Bartlett1992 Det er greit for meg translated as It s Fine By Me 2011 by Don Bartlett1996 Til Sibir translated as To Siberia 1998 by Anne Born2002 I kj lvannet translated as In the Wake 2002 by Anne Born2003 Ut og stj le heste translated as Out Stealing Horses 2005 by Anne Born2008 Jeg forbanner tidens elv translated as I Curse the River of Time 2010 by Charlotte Barslund2012 Jeg nekter translated as I Refuse 2014 by Don Bartlettand since writing this review2018 Menn i min situasjon as yet untranslated but rights sold to GraywolfHarvill SeckerThe 2004 non fiction M nen over Porten which could be rendered The Moon over the Gate is as yet untranslated into English but contains Petterson s observations about reading and writing novels where he discusses his favourite authors such as Simone De Beauvoir reading aged 17 her Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter was a key moment for him Ernest Hemingway Louis Ferdinand C line Karen Blixen Kjell Askildsen Grace Paley John Fante Raymond Carver Ola Bauer Aksel Sandemose and Paul BowlesOne recurring character in Petterson s work is Arvid Jansen He s not my alter ego he s my stunt man Things happen to him that could have happened to me but didn t He has my mentalitySource An Arvid character features albeit not always with an identical history as a 6yo in Ashes in My Mouth Sand in My Shoes turning 12 years old in this novel aged c13 in It s Fine By Me although the story is told from the perspective of Arvid s friend aged 37 but looking back to his late teens in I Curse the River of Time and aged 43 in In The Wake He is absent from To Siberia albeit this is based on Petterson s mother who has a similar background to Arvid s Out Stealing Horses and I RefuseEcholand was written in October 1989 Reading it in April 1990 his mother told him Well I hope the next one won t be that childish which were the last words she spoke to him as a week later she and Petterson s father brother and nephew all died in the Scandinavian Star ferry disaster while travelling from Oslo to Frederikshavn in Jutland Denmark his mother s family hometown In In The Wake Arvid suffers a similar tragedy Echoland also opens and closes with a less tragic family ferry journey from Oslo where Arvid s family live to Jutland where they visit his maternal grandparents each summerThe title is taken from a poem Poul la Cour a Danish wind turbine pioneerAa Ekkoland hvor Luften har gemte Spor har Svar rughvide Land min Barndoms hvasse Sted svimmelt af Luft og Jord Oh Echoland where the air has hidden traces has answers rye white land my childhood s happy abode giddy with earth and airArvid s mother s line is descended from Bruno a Neopolitan engineer who worked his way North across Europe ending up in Denmark where he helped build the Limfjordsbroen railway pontoon bridge from Alborg to Limfjordsbroen in the late 1860s then marrying a local girl And his legacy lives on in Arvid s look and temperament In each generation after him there was one Italian and when Arvid thought about him he saw an open tanned face with dark curls above it and that s how Arvid himself looked and what he didn t know about Bruno he made up And he thought you don t have to be Norwegian you can be something else somewhere else other than Oslo You can be an Italian in Denmark You can leave your own skin and be whoever you like and no one can get near you This is largely a coming of age novel but family tensions and secrets are hinted at in the tension between Arvid s mother and grandmother some suggestions of an illegitimate pregnancy in his mother s youth perhaps Arvid or his 14 yo sister Gry being the result as well as the tragedy of the Italian in the previous generation his uncle Jasper adored by Arvid s mother but who died at the same age as Jesus his mother points out in a boating accident There are certainly the hidden traces of the poem in the air but few answersAnd for Arvid himself he makes friends with Mogens 18 months older in a Tom SawyerHuck Finn type of relationship but Mogens actually seems interested in Gry who is suddenly this summer turning into a young woman Her hair was a yellow flag her shorts were green and her long legs brown with light coloured down She was his sister Gry and yet so unfamiliar he didn t know her Arvid himself has two awkward encounters with a young woman who he first spies on petting with her boyfriend and who later returns on her own and flirts with himThe same Mogens reappears in I Curse The River of Time written 19 years later and with the characters 25 years older when Arvid meets him but initially fails to recognise him on the ubiuitous ferry crossing from Oslo to Jutland seeing him only as a man there I did not like I did not like his face when he looked at me It was as if he knew something about my person that I was not aware of which for him was clear as day as if I were standing there naked with no control over what he saw nor could I see in his eyes what he saw in mine Arvid also loses himself in a world inspired by the books he reads Klit Per Pelle the Conueror Terje Vigen from Nordic literature and Huckleberry Finn and 20000 Leagues Under the Sea widely When he points out to Mogens the spot where Terje Vigen landed he gets a blank look and while his father has an extensive library his actual reading is much less extensive But he and Arvid had looked over the bookcase and knew they couldn t talk about what was there the conversation would be over before it started and he had to travel alone He did travel alone and he went wherever he wanted he skied across Greenland sailed on the GJOA through the North west Passage stood two years before the mast in the storms around Cape Horn saw the English pounding away at the fortifications around Sevastopol with bullets whizzing round their heads and the young count who was not yet famous shouted Get under cover you young fool He lay in the grass on the banks of the Mississippi and saw Huck Finn get on board the raft with the fish they were going to fry on the fire and with Martin Eden he walked into the bourgeois houses of San Francisco afraid his broad shoulders would knock over all the porcelain over when he turned round and he didn t even know how to eat with a knife and fork like they did but decided he would learn everything that they knew and And he rowed with Terje Vigen from Norway to Denmark because his wife and children were starving and he made land right here with aching hands and fingers that couldn t be straightened after all those freezing hours grasping the oars He must have been exhausted and his back stiff as a board but pleased too as he rowed back with what he came for And then he strayed into the English blockade and everything was lost Who was he then Who Terje Vigen Forget it Arvid said Overall an early work and not as sophisticated as his later brilliant novels Best read as it has been translated after the later works to add to the picture of Arvid Jansen s life and Per Petterson s development as a novelist Der Vorleser staying with his grandparents in Denmark Confused by the underlying tension between his mother and grandmother Arvid is grappli. No one could hurt him no one could reach him he could go wherever he wanted 25 The Cultures of the West Volume 1 stars for this early coming of age novel but 5 for the author Just Jenny Blue Ridge Valley #1 s oeuvre and my review will focus as much on Echoland in the context of the wider work as it does on it as a চার্ল্‌স্‌ ডারউইন ও প্রজাতির উৎপত্তি standalone piecePer Petterson is one of my absolute favourite authors and this is his 8th book to be translated into English all of which I have read However it was his first novel and I Love You second book after the The Passionate Princess story collection Ashes in My Mouth Sand in My Shoes to be written in the original Norwegian and as with that book it is an early work as not as The Tunnels Under Our Feet stylistically developed as his later masterpieces from To Siberia on notably the IFFP and Impac winning Out Stealing Horses For my own benefit as much as anything his fiction is as follows with the dates of English translations following1987 Aske i munnen Young Romance : La trilogie complète (French Edition) sand i Ravenhill Jackie Shaw #1 skoa The Rebirth of Witchcraft short Oh shift for Teens stories translated as Ashes in My Mouth Sand in My Shoes 2011 by Don Bartlett1989 Ekkoland translated as Echoland 2016 by Don Bartlett1992 Det er greit for meg translated as It Essential Communication s Fine By Me 2011 by Don Bartlett1996 Til Sibir translated as To Siberia 1998 by Anne Born2002 I kj lvannet translated as In the Wake 2002 by Anne Born2003 Ut og Demons by Daylight stj le heste translated as Out Stealing Horses 2005 by Anne Born2008 Jeg forbanner tidens elv translated as I Curse the River of Time 2010 by Charlotte Barslund2012 Jeg nekter translated as I Refuse 2014 by Don Bartlettand Too Big For My Little Girl since writing this review2018 Menn i min Losing your Mind Beyond Heaven Past the Light Something Waits situasjon as yet untranslated but rights Wishing Wanting Achieving sold to GraywolfHarvill SeckerThe 2004 non fiction M nen over Porten which could be rendered The Moon over the Gate is as yet untranslated into English but contains Petterson Cherry Knots Cherry Knots #1 s observations about reading and writing novels where he discusses his favourite authors The Breakup Formula Cherry Knots #2 such as Simone De Beauvoir reading aged 17 her Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter was a key moment for him Ernest Hemingway Louis Ferdinand C line Karen Blixen Kjell Askildsen Grace Paley John Fante Raymond Carver Ola Bauer Aksel Sandemose and Paul BowlesOne recurring character in Petterson Savaged by Slenderman s work is Arvid Jansen He It's Our Ship: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership s not my alter ego he From a View to a Death s my Mary Ann stunt man Things happen to him that could have happened to me but didn t He has my mentalitySource An Arvid character features albeit not always with an identical history as a 6yo in Ashes in My Mouth Sand in My Shoes turning 12 years old in this novel aged c13 in It The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy s Fine By Me although the Bobbys Old Man The Sunset Club #2 story is told from the perspective of Arvid You In My Arms The Sunset Club #1 s friend aged 37 but looking back to his late teens in I Curse the River of Time and aged 43 in In The Wake He is absent from To Siberia albeit this is based on Petterson Breaking Myself s mother who has a Little Laura on the River similar background to Arvid King Leopold's Ghost s Out Stealing Horses and I RefuseEcholand was written in October 1989 Reading it in April 1990 his mother told him Well I hope the next one won t be that childish which were the last words Drop Everything Now Picturing Perfect #3 she This Hoe Got Roaches In Her Crib spoke to him as a week later Husband Material she and Petterson Saga A Novel Of Medieval Iceland s father brother and nephew all died in the Scandinavian Star ferry disaster while travelling from Oslo to Frederikshavn in Jutland Denmark his mother The Khaki Mafia Sex Dirty Dealing Scandal the Shocker s family hometown In In The Wake Arvid Strange Invasion suffers a Erin's Fancy similar tragedy Echoland also opens and closes with a less tragic family ferry journey from Oslo where Arvid Us Kids Know s family live to Jutland where they visit his maternal grandparents each Love's Revenge summerThe title is taken from a poem Poul la Cour a Danish wind turbine pioneerAa Ekkoland hvor Luften har gemte Spor har Svar rughvide Land min Barndoms hvasse Sted The Fancy Dancer svimmelt af Luft og Jord Oh Echoland where the air has hidden traces has answers rye white land my childhood Off the Map Bicycling Across Siberia s happy abode giddy with earth and airArvid Girls Night In s mother Penny Candy s line is descended from Bruno a Neopolitan engineer who worked his way North across Europe ending up in Denmark where he helped build the Limfjordsbroen railway pontoon bridge from Alborg to Limfjordsbroen in the late 1860s then 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READ ´ Ekkoland E his new found freedom fuels his desire to experience life Echoland is a subtle and truthful snapshot of growing up with an emotional depth that lingers long after its final page. Summer in Denmark is the setting Beautiful sea wide skies beach bikes what s not to likeIf you are just twelve a boy unsettled with his family confused about changes with his feelings and body it s maybe not so great Arvid and his mom dad and sister go by boat to stay with his mom s parents for a holiday This seems like an annual thing but there are underlying currents of tension between the adults angers long buried secrets and all this spills over making Arvid act out and recklessly soBeautiful imagery language complicated characters Newly translated in 2016 but published in 1989 Echoland is still very much a theme that speaks to each of us Petterson is an engaging writer so much so that while I was reading the book outside in our garden with the wind rustling the leaves of our maple tree the images of the sea gulls boats sand and brilliant sunshine so made me want to shut my eyes and enjoy the scene maybe stretch out and take a short nap Savour the momentI love this passage page 20 Arvid and Mogens raced along the road by the beach Arvid on his second hand Swithun and Mogens on his standard black Danish boneshaker with the laughably small luggage rack They stopped at the old kiosk and each bought a Giant Eskimo and pedalled on with one hand holding the ice cream and the other pointing to the sky which was fine because the bikes themselves knew where they were going As for Arvid s youthful angst we all get it The troubles in his family add a dangerous element to the mix as we find out at the endA thoughtful read one to skim back through and re visit a couple of scenes and pages Poignant Moving A very very good book Life Choices subtle and truthful Pediatric Emergency Medicine snapshot of growing up with an emotional depth that lingers long after its final page. Summer in Denmark is the Governing Sustainable Seafood setting Beautiful Guided Wave Photonics sea wide Social Constructivism as Paradigm? skies beach bikes what Social Constructivism as Paradigm? s not to likeIf you are just twelve a boy unsettled with his family confused about changes with his feelings and body it Militant Right Wing Extremism in Putins Russia s maybe not Journalism Politics and the Dakota Access Pipeline sister go by boat to Promoting Biodiversity in Food Systems stay with his mom Determination of Target Xenobiotics and Unknown Compound Residues in Food Environmental and Biological Samples s parents for a holiday This Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity seems like an annual thing but there are underlying currents of tension between the adults angers long buried Redefining Translation secrets and all this Ethics and Attachment spills over making Arvid act out and recklessly Transcending New Public Management soBeautiful imagery language complicated characters Newly translated in 2016 but published in 1989 Echoland is Public Relations Planning still very much a theme that Green Planet Blues speaks to each of us Petterson is an engaging writer Negotiating Gender Euity in the Global South so much All Aliens Like Burgers so that while I was reading the book outside in our garden with the wind rustling the leaves of our maple tree the images of the Guerrilla Warfare A historical and critical study sea gulls boats Kierkegaard's Christocentric Theology Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Theology Biblical Studies sand and brilliant Antiuity Origins Classicism and the new Rome Architecture in Context sunshine Nationalism War and Jewish Education so made me want to Home States and Homeland Politics shut my eyes and enjoy the Drawing as Performance scene maybe Intuición stretch out and take a Victorian Painting short nap Savour the momentI love this passage page 20 Arvid and Mogens raced along the road by the beach Arvid on his Reunited in Walnut River A Matter of the Heart second hand Swithun and Mogens on his Second Chance with Her Billionaire Billionaires for Heiresses #1 standard black Danish boneshaker with the laughably Victorian Painting small luggage rack They Henry James Travel stopped at the old kiosk and each bought a Giant Eskimo and pedalled on with one hand holding the ice cream and the other pointing to the On Her Terms sky which was fine because the bikes themselves knew where they were going As for Arvid Why I Love My Sister s youthful angst we all get it The troubles in his family add a dangerous element to the mix as we find out at the endA thoughtful read one to Why I Love My Mummy skim back through and re visit a couple of Why I Love My Daddy scenes and pages Poignant Moving A very very good book