An international sensation, Sofi Oksanen’s award-winning novel Purge is a breathtakingly suspenseful tale of two women dogged by their own shameful pasts and the dark, unspoken history that binds them.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.Sofi Oksanen establishes herself as one the most important voices of her generation with this intricately woven tale, whose stakes are almost unbearably high from the first page to the last.Purge is a fiercely compelling and damning novel about the corrosive effects of shame, and of life in a time and place where to survive is to be implicated.
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|Grouping Author||oksanen sofi|
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|author||Oksanen, Sofi, 1977-|
|detailed_location_arlington||Shirlington Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Aliide Truu, an older woman guilty of crimes during the Soviet occupation of Estonia, takes in a young woman, Zara, who is trying to escape a sex-trafficking ring, and as they work through their suspicion, the two rediscover a tragic family history from the past.|
|item_details||ils:.b13108931|.i21629134|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F OKSAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Nov 09, 2018|saf|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13108931|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Black Cat,|2010.|388 pages : maps ; 21 cm.|
|subject_facet||Estonia -- History -- 1940-1991 -- Fiction, Estonia -- History -- 1991- -- Fiction|
|title_full||Purge / Sofi Oksanen ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers|