I Curse the River of Time

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I Curse the River of Time
Author Per Petterson
Original title Jeg forbanner tidens elv
Translator Charlotte Barslund
Country Norway
Language Norwegian
Publisher Forlaget Oktober
Publication date
Published in English
Pages 234
ISBN 978-82-495-0595-1

I Curse the River of Time (Norwegian: Jeg forbanner tidens elv) is a 2008 novel by the Norwegian writer Per Petterson. The narrative is set in 1989 against the backdrop of a communist Europe. The story revolves around Arvid Jansen, the protagonist, and his relationship with his mother, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. The book received the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2009.[1]

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  1. ^ "The winners". norden.org. Nordic Council. Retrieved 2011-11-05.