Reviews of Purge, by Sofi Oksanen
Reviews of the American edition of Sofi Oksanen’s international bestseller Purge (Puhdistus), translated by yours truly, are starting to trickle in. Here is some of what Kirkus Reviews had to say:
…this wonderfully subtle thriller by one of Finland’s young emerging talents… captures both the tragic consequences of one of Europe’s biggest conflicts and the universal horrors that war inflicts on women… With a tone somewhere between Ian McEwan’s Atonement and the best of the current crop of European crime novelists, this bitter gem promises great things from the talented Oksansen.
The whole review is available to subscribers at Kirkus Reviews online
Library Journal says that Purge is a
…riveting tale of two women struggling to survive in Soviet-occupied Estonia… keeps us turning pages to reach the dramatic conclusion. VERDICT Highly recommended for fans of classic Russian writers like Tolstoy and Pasternak, as well as those who enjoy a contemporary tale of lust and betrayal.
The entire review is at the Library Journal online.