Making Things Right

The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life
Product Number: EB00707345
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781524704780
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

A celebration of craftsmanship, teamwork, and the relationship between contractor and client. "An enriching and poetic tribute to manual labour."-Karl Ove Knausgaard Making Things Right is the simple yet captivating story of a loft renovation, from the moment master carpenter and contractor Ole Thorstensen submits an estimate for the job to when the space is ready for occupation. As the project unfolds, we see the construction through Ole's eyes: the meticulous detail, the pesky splinters, the problem solving, patience, and teamwork required for its completion. Yet Ole's narrative encompasses more than just the fine mechanics of his craft. His labor and passion drive him toward deeper reflections on the nature of work, the academy versus the trades, identity, and life itself. Rich with descriptions of carpentry and process, Making Things Right is a warm and humorous portrayal of a tightknit working community, a story about the blood, sweat, and frustration involved in doing a job well and the joys in seeing a vision take shape.

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Author(s): Ole Thorstensen
Original Publish Date: Apr 03, 2018

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CD
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Author(s): Ole Thorstensen
Narrator(s): Ulf Bjorklund
Product Number DD37588
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538543894
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Author(s): Ole Thorstensen
Narrator(s): Ulf Bjorklund
Product Number Z100132573
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538543931

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