Arvid Jansen is a young boy who lives on the outskirts of Oslo.
It's the early sixties, his father works in a shoe factory and his Danish mother works as a cleaner.
Arvid wets his bed at night and has nightmares about crocodiles, but slowly he is beginning to piece the world together.
Per Petterson's debut, in which he introduces Arvid Jansen to the world, is a delicate portrait of childhood in all its complexity, its wonders and confusions that will delight fans of Out Stealing Horses and new readers alike.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 14/11/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846553707