I Refuse

I Refuse

A masterful new novel from Per Petterson, who "provides one of literature's greatest gifts . . . a welcome refuge from our cacophonous world" (NPR)

Per Petterson's hotly anticipated new novel, I Refuse, is the work of an internationally acclaimed novelist at the height of his powers. In Norway the book has been a huge bestseller, and rights have already been sold into sixteen countries. In his signature spare style, Petterson weaves a tale of two men whose accidental… (more)

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Editorial reviews (4 reviews)

I refuse to tell you any more about I Refuse for fear of spoiling the subtle, powerful build of the plot. But I insist you read it.

Bookreporter : I Refuse (May 01, 2015)

[The characters] totally drive the story, which is a powerful, albeit bleak, one trying to show how fragile is the human psyche and how essential to general well-being is the bond of friendship.

Petterson’s “I Refuse” provides this kind of elevated reading experience: A seamless emotional alchemy lifts off the page that, in turn, expands a reader’s understanding of the human condition. It is equal parts uncomfortable, exhilarating and memorable.

Book Details  

Publisher: Graywolf Press (April 07, 2015)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English

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