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Author: Tarjei Vesaas; Torbjørn Støverud; Michael P - Barnes
Publisher: London : Peter Owen, 2013.
Series: Peter Owen modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of Mattis, with learning difficulties, who lives in a small house near a lake with his sister Hege who ekes out a modest living knitting sweaters. From time to time Mattie encourages her brother to find work to ease their financial situation, but Mattits's attempts come to nothing. When, finally, he sets himself up as a ferryman, the only passenger he manages to bring across the lake is a lumberjack,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tarjei Vesaas; Torbjørn Støverud; Michael P - Barnes
ISBN: 9780720614947 0720614945
OCLC Number: 751795880
Notes: This translation originally published: 1968.
Description: 224 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Peter Owen modern classics.
Other Titles: Fuglane.
Responsibility: Tarjei Vesaas ; translated from the Norwegian by Tørbjorn Støverud and Michael Barnes.
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The Birds tells the story of Mattis, who is mentally retarded and lives in a small house near a lake with his sister Hege. From time to time she encourages her brother to find work, but when he does  Read more...

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"A spare, icily humane story ... the translation conveys successfully a concentration of style and feeling that seems to Vesaas' characteristic mark as a novelist." --"Sunday Times"

 
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