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A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

It's Fine By Me - Per Petterson Translated from the Norwegian by Don BartlettThis must be a back number as the copyright is 1992. No dedication or front quote, just straight into the opening:I was thirteen years old and about to start the seventh class at Veitvet School. My mother said she would go with me on the first day - we were new to the area, and anyway she had no job - but I didn't want her to.An early work that didn't work for me. The writing is good but the subject matter left me cold even though I could relate to being just a little younger at that time. Catcher in the Rye, Nordic style.