Purge Cover


By Sofi Oksanen; Sian Thomas (Read by)

Bolinda Publishing, MP3 CD, 9781743106099

Publication Date: December 10, 2011

Deep in an Estonian forest, two women one young, one old are hiding. Zara is a prostitute and a murderer, on the run from brutal captors, men who know about inflicting punishment. Aliide offers refuge, but not safety: she has her own secrets, traitorous crimes of passion and revenge committed long ago, during the country's brutal Soviet years. Both women have suffered lives of abuse. But this time their survival depends on revealing the one thing history has taught them to keep safely hidden: the truth. A haunting, intimate and gripping story of suspicion, betrayal and retribution against a backdrop of Soviet oppression and European war. "Finland's hottest crime writer will soon be as well-known as Stieg Larsson." Sunday Times.

About the Author
Sofi 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".