Purge

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Atlantic Books, May 1, 2011 - Fiction - 300 pages
23 Reviews

Deep in an Estonian forest, two women, one young, one old, are hiding.

Zara is a prostitute and a murderer, on the run from brutal captors - men who know how to punish a woman. Aliide offers refuge but not safety: she has her own criminal secrets - traitorous crimes of passion and revenge committed long ago, during the country's brutal Soviet years.

Both women have survived lives of abuse. But this time their survival depends on revealing the one thing history has taught them to keep safely hidden: the truth.

A haunting, intimate and gripping story of suspicion, betrayal and retribution against a backdrop of Soviet oppression and European war.

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User Review  - dark_phoenix54 - LibraryThing

One night in 1992, Aliide Truu finds what at first glance seems to be a pile of rags in her front yard in Estonia. A closer look reveals that it’s a young woman, bruised and battered. Against all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Romonko - LibraryThing

This book was a gift from my SantaThing secret santa, and i have finally got around to reading it. It was Sofi Oksanen's first book that was translated into the English language from Finnish. This is ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Sofi Oksanen was born in Finland and a former graduate of the Finnish Theatre Academy. She is the author of three novels. Purge is her first novel to be published in English translation. She lives in Helsinki.

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