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  1. says:

    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

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    Echoland was a random borrow for me from the library due to the short length and the fact this was originally written in Danish but now translated to English Set in Denmark during the summer a young boy called Arvid who is 12 and staying with family members some of them having a rocky relationship with others and now that Arvid is getting older he is feeling lost about who he is and why there are tensions amongst his loved ones I liked the

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    A twelve year old boy on holiday with his folks at his grandparents in Jutland He is still a child but on the cusp of his teenage years He enjoys playing with his slightly older neighbour as always but this friend seems interested in his fourteen year old sister than himTensions and undercurrents amongst the adults are noticed but understanding is tantalisingly just out of reachPetersen captures well the end o

  4. says:

    It has been a while since I have read Per Pettersen I have certainly missed him and have read all the previous translations My only problem with several of his books are that they are too short and Echoland is indeed that but having said that it is up there with his very best I was surprised to read it was written than 30 years ago and yet bears those similar trademarks and pillars of his recent work Out Stealing Horses To Siberia In The

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    The coastal landscape comes alive in this set of linked stories about a 12 year old boy who wakes up to the secre

  7. says:

    As usual with Per Petterson not a lot really happens and you have to read between the lines uite a lot This is his debut novel published originally in 1989 but only just recently published in English

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    Summer in Denmark is the setting Beautiful sea wide skies beach bikes what's not to like?If 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

  9. says:

    One star I’m afraid and that’s only for the descriptions of Denmark’s coast

  10. says:

    I like Petterson's work a lot and this his first novel has now been translated It's a slight work in comparison to his later stuff b

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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. A twelve year old boy on holiday with his folks at his grandparents in Jutland He is still a child but on the cusp of his teenage years He enjoys playing with his slightly older neighbour as always but this friend seems interested in his fourteen year old sister than himTensions and undercurrents amongst the adults are noticed but understanding is tantalisingly just out of reachPetersen captures well the end of innocence in this collection of short storiesLaconic sparse and moving The Eagle & the Nightingales (Bardic Voices, reachPetersen captures well the end of innocence in this collection of short storiesLaconic sparse and moving

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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

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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

  • Hardcover
  • 136
  • Ekkoland
  • Per Petterson
  • English
  • 23 December 2019
  • 9781846554490

About the Author: Per Petterson

Petterson knew from the age of 18 that he wanted to be a writer but didn't embark on this career for many years his debut book the short story collection Aske i munnen sand i skoa Ashes in the Mouth Sand in the Shoes was published 17 years later when Petterson was 35 Previously he had worked for years in a factory as an unskilled labourer as his parents had done before him and had als