Purga / Purge (Hardcover)

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“Translated from Finnish, this winner of Finland's top literary prizes is the story of Aliide, an Estonian peasant who survived the Soviet occupation, only to face the brutal realities of a post-occupation world when her sister's granddaughter shows up half-conscious in her yard. Powerful writing and exacting sense of place make this book stand out.”
— Claire Benedict, Bear Pond Books of Montpelier, Montpelier, VT

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En esta novela de m ltiples lecturas y matices, que por su originalidad y maestr a nos asombra y sobrecoge, Oksanen traza los efectos devastadores del miedo, la humillaci n y la inagotable capacidad humana para la supervivencia.

Muy raramente surge una novela que suscite un entusiasmo tan un nime como esta tercera obra de ficci n de la escritora finlandesa Sofi Oksanen, joven prodigio de la narrativa n rdica. Merecedora de los premios m's importantes de su pa's -el Mika Waltari, el Finlandia, el Runeberg-, as como del renombrado Premio de Literatura del Consejo N rdico, Purga ha sido el libro revelaci n en Francia, donde se han vendido m's de doscientos mil ejemplares y ha obtenido el prestigioso Premio Femina de literatura extranjera. Por ltimo, fue galardonada con el Premio a la Mejor Novela Europea del A o 2010.

En una despoblada zona rural de Estonia, en 1992, recuperada la independencia de la peque a rep blica b ltica, Aliide Truu, una anciana que malvive sola junto al bosque, encuentra en su jard n a una joven desconocida, exhausta y desorientada. Se trata de Zara, una veintea era rusa, v ctima del tr fico de mujeres, que ha logrado escapar de sus captores y ha acudido a la casa de Aliide en busca de una ayuda que necesita desesperadamente. A medida que Aliide supera la desconfianza inicial, y se establece un fr gil v nculo entre las dos mujeres, emerge un complejo drama de viejas rivalidades y deslealtades que han arruinado la vida de una familia.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9788498383522
ISBN-10: 8498383528
Publisher: Salamandra
Publication Date: August 30th, 2019
Pages: 381
Language: Spanish