bookpost: Purge by Sofi Oksanen
Purge is a great novel. It tells the story of two women, an old woman who has lived through the Soviet occupation of Estonia and a young woman attempting to escape sexual slavery. Their stories are about survival, specifically for women in systems that oppress them and abuse their sexuality. The characterization, historical and physical setting, pacing and structure are all top-notch. An interesting and thoughtful read.