White Hunger

White Hunger

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1867: The year of the great famine in Finland. Mirja, a farmer's wife from the north, and her two young children set off on foot through the snow. Their goal: St Petersburg - a place which, rumours suggest, enjoys bread in plenty. However others are also heading south - everyone equally desperate to survive.
Publisher: London :, Peirene,, 2015
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9781908670205
1908670207
Characteristics: 136 pages
Additional Contributors: Jeremiah, Fleur 1947-
Jeremiah, Emily

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Mar 22, 2016

Long-listed for the 2016 Man Booker. This novella is set in 1867 during the famine in Finland. It is a bleak story, but with some hope at the end. It is not difficult to draw parallels with the plight of refugees to-day.

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