Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes - Stories-logo

Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes - Stories

Per Petterson

Young Arvid Jansen 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 has nightmares about crocodiles and still wets his bed at night, but slowly he begins to understand the world around him. Vivid images accompany each new event: A photo of his mother as a young woman makes him cry as he realizes how time passes, and the black car that comes to collect his father on the day Arvid's grandfather dies reminds him of the passing of his bullfinch. And then, one morning, his teacher tells his class to pray because a nuclear war is looming.

Young Arvid Jansen 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 has nightmares about crocodiles and still wets his bed at night, but slowly he begins to understand the world around him. Vivid images accompany each new event: A photo of his mother as a young woman makes him cry as he realizes how time passes, and the black car that comes to collect his father on the day Arvid's grandfather dies reminds him of the passing of his bullfinch. And then, one morning, his teacher tells his class to pray because a nuclear war is looming.
More Information

Description:

Young Arvid Jansen 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 has nightmares about crocodiles and still wets his bed at night, but slowly he begins to understand the world around him. Vivid images accompany each new event: A photo of his mother as a young woman makes him cry as he realizes how time passes, and the black car that comes to collect his father on the day Arvid's grandfather dies reminds him of the passing of his bullfinch. And then, one morning, his teacher tells his class to pray because a nuclear war is looming.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Michael Summerer

Length:

1h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:05

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:44