To Siberia

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: C5017
Released: Nov 19, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436187008
Narrator/s: Stina Nielsen
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Description

In To Siberia, an unnamed girl-called Sistermine by her beloved brother Jesper-grows up in WWII Denmark, but dreams of escaping to the idyllic countryland in Siberia. The siblings' already uninvolved parents become even more distant after a family member's suicide. And following the German invasion of Denmark, the now teenaged brother and sister begin to grow apart as well. Jesper longs for the warm southern sun of Morocco, while Sistermine dreams of Siberia's peaceful plains. The siblings' divergent paths are underscored by the intense loneliness of their separation. As Sistermine hopes to be reunited with her brother, she realizes that her dreams of happiness may have passed her by.

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Author(s): Per Petterson
Imprint: Clipper Audio

All formats/editions

eAudio
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Author(s): Per Petterson
Narrator(s): Stina Nielsen
Product Number Z2401
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456108403
eBook
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Author(s): Per Petterson
Product Number EB00010926
Released: Aug 03, 2010
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: #9781555970017

Professional reviews

"This story of a Danish girl as she grows to her early 20s is an introspective tale worth telling, and hearing. The unnamed girl dreams of getting away as she grows up during WWII. Her most important relationship is with her brother; her parents remain emotionally distant from their children. As politics seep into her brother's life, she continues to dream, and they part to distant lands. Petterson's book lingers on some scenes too long, then jumps years. Stina Nielsen simply doesn't help the story much. While Nielsen's narration is clear, she doesn't vary the characters who move in and out of the protagonist's life, nor does she cull the emotion that brews beneath the surface. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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