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When the Doves Disappeared

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  • Only the very best that can bring to light a suffering mind and find a wounded nation within.

    Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)

  • Sofi Oksanen stands out with Purge. This is a family saga like no other.

    Sunday Times/Best books of 2010 (UK)

  • This wonderfully subtle thriller… 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 Oksanen.

    Kirkus Reviews (US)

  • When the Doves Disappeared is without a doubt the greatest landmark yet in Oksanen's production, a pure masterpiece.

    Kauppalehti (Finland)

  • 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

  • Sofi Oksanen has become a literary phenomenon...Purge is a flawed, brilliant piece of work that does not easily relinquish its grip on reader's imagination.

    The Times (UK)

  • Sofi Oksanen is a literary genius.

    Svenska dagbladet (Sweden)

  • By reading Sofi Oksanen one regains faith in literary art’s power and potential.

    Göteborgs-Posten (Sweden)

  • Now and then I read books that are so good that I can’t quite understand how the author does it. This applies to PURGE.

    Dagbladet (Norway)