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About the AuthorSofi Oksanen est nee en Finlande en 1977, d une mere estonienne et d un pere finlandais. Elle est devenue en trois romans et quelques pieces de theatre un personnage incontournable de la scene litteraire finlandaise. "Purge" a marque la consecration de l auteur, qui a recu en 2008 l ensemble des prix litteraires du pays, mais le roman a egalement enrichi le debat historiographique sur cette periode de l occupation sovietique. Elle a recu en 2010 plusieurs prix litteraires en France: le prix Femina ainsi que le prix Fnac. Elle a egalement ete recompensee par le prix du roman europeen et le prix des lecteurs du Livre de Poche en 2012. Sian Thomas was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for her role in "Up for Grabs". She appeared as Amelia Bones in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
Author 1Sofi Oksanen
Editorial Review"A bravura work, deeply engaged with [Estonia's] knotted history, sparing but potent in its use of irony, and containing an empathic treatment of all the miserable choices Estonians faced during their periods of oppression. . . . Oksanen has crafted a stirring and humane work of art."--Jacob Silverman, "The New Republic" "A stunner . . . ["Purge" is] a compelling look at what we do to survive."--Karen R. Long, "The Plain Dealer" (Cleveland) ""Purge" is that very rare thing, a sheer masterpiece . . . A marvel . . . I hope that everyone in the world who knows how to read, reads Purge."--Nancy Huston, author of "Fault Lines " "Oksanen's fluid, unadorned prose gives shape to unspeakable violence and illuminates the process of remembering."--"The L Magazine "(Top 10 Books of 2010) "A captivating book about two women with dark secrets and an underlying connection. . . . Oksanen skillfully weaves histories together to form a rich, complex nove."--Shelf Awareness
Publication Date7/2/1905
PublisherAtlantic Books