Per Petterson’s I Curse the River of Time

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Novelist Per Petterson, talks about his latest book: I Curse the River of Time. It tells the story of a mother and son's turbulent relationship. Set in 1989, when Communism is crumbling, it follows Arvid Jansen, who is facing his first divorce, and his mother, who’s been diagnosed with cancer.


Per Petterson
News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [3]


I thought the opposite -- Miles sounds rude and sarcastic.

Sep. 14 2010 01:59 PM
elizabeth from lima, peru

a very stirring passage. beautiful prose.

Sep. 14 2010 01:36 PM
annie from Philadelphia

Per: came off like a disagreeable, pompous chap. He didn't help sell many books today...

Sep. 14 2010 01:19 PM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.