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Le Livre de Poche Purge

  • By Sofi Oksanen
  • Price: £11.95
  • ISBN: 9782253161899
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 15/03/2021 if you order today

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Prix Femina étranger 2010.

Old Aliide Truu lives alone in a cottage in the woods, pestered by flies she wishes would leave her in peace. Her isolation is interrupted when she spies a young woman under a tree in her garden. The girl is strange; arriving in the dead of night, bruised, dirty and shoeless - why is she at Aliide's door? Overcome by curiosity the old woman decides, warily, to take her in.

Zara is on the run from men who tortured, raped, and sold her into slavery. Her only possession is a tattered photograph of her grandmother and another woman; in which Aliide recognizes herself and her sister. Horrified, she begins to realize that the past she has long tried to forget has finally caught up with her - Purge is a hauntingly intimate portrait of one family's shame against a backdrop of European war.

It is a fiercely compelling novel about what we will accept just to survive and the legacies created by our worst experiences.

Title details

Series Le Livre de Poche Title Purge
Subject French Language French
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date February 2012 Authors Sofi Oksanen
Binding Paperback Pages 420
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 230
ESB Code 9991 ISBN 9782253161899
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 15/03/2021 if you order today
  Price £11.95


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