Video: Sofi Oksanen Reads From Purge

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In this video, Sofi Oksanen reads an excerpt of her novel Purge, in which a young woman escaping the sex-slave trade ends up in the backyard of an Estonian woman who survived sexual assault at the hands of Soviet occupiers.

Purge was ranked No. 1 on the Finnish bestseller list when it was first published and it has been translated into 25 languages.

Oksanen visited Sampsonia Way on April 27 of 2010 to give a reading with Christos Tsiolkas and Tommy Wieringa. The event was sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh in partnership with PEN/America.

While she was here, Oksanen sat down for a conversation with Sampsonia Way editor Elizabeth Hoover.

Read Oksanen’s interview

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