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Purge (2008) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

When Aliide Truu, an older woman living alone in the Estonian countryside, finds a disheveled girl huddled in her front yard, she suppresses her misgivings and offers her shelter. Zara is a young sex-trafficking victim on the run from her captors, but a photo she carries with her soon makes it clear that her arrival at Aliide’s home is no coincidence. Survivors both, Aliide and Zara engage in a complex arithmetic of suspicion and revelation to distill each other’s motives; gradually, their stories emerge, the culmination of a tragic family drama of rivalry, lust, and loss that played out during the worst years of Estonia’s Soviet occupation.

Original title: Puhdistus
Original languages: Finnish


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives
FictionGeneral FictionWorld Affairs

Edition #1: Purge

Purge (2010)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Lola Rogers
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Manifested in:

Purge (April 2010)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802170774
Pages: 320

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