Sofi Oksanen's New Book to Break Printing Record

Sofi Oksanen Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

“When Pigeons Disappeared,” a new novel by Sofi Oksanen, a Finnish author of Estonian descent, is set to break a record by have more copies printed in the first edition than for any previous book in Finland.

The publisher Like announced that 100,000 copies would be printed, YLE reported.

The story of the novel takes place in Estonia’s recent history, between the 1930s and the 1960s. Choices, loyalty and adaption in a land at the mercy of an occupation are the main themes of the novel.

It is the third part of a series of four books addressing the split of Europe. The first two books, “Stalin’s Cows” and “Purge,” both also took place in Estonia. 

The book will be presented in Tallinn on August 30. 


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