A phenomenon. --Sunday Times
Powerful, passionately wrought, emotionally shattering, extraordinary. --Independent
Finland's hottest crime writer will soon be as well-known as Stieg Larsson --The Times
"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 (T