I refuse / Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Vintage,
ISBN: 9780099584551 (pbk.) :
This translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2014.
Two men meet by accident on a bridge early one morning. Once they were best friends - but Tommy and Jim haven't seen each other for 35 years. Tommy and his sister were abandoned by their mother and later by their abusive father, while Jim went to high school and became a socialist. One winter, Jim started to doubt whether he was deserving of the friendship. Now Jim is standing on the bridge, fishing, as Tommy drives by in his expensive new Mercedes. 'I Refuse' follows both men during the course of the fateful day that follows.
Original title: Jeg nekter. English
282 pages ; 20 cm
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