|Purge (2008) [Novel]|
by Sofi Oksanen
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(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
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives
Fiction→ General Fiction→ World Affairs