White Hunger, Paperback Book


1867: a year of devastating famine in Finland. Marja, a farmer's wife from the north, sets off on foot through the snow with her two young children.

Their goal: St Petersburg, where people say there is bread.

Others are also heading south, just as desperate to survive.

Ruuni, a boy she meets, seems trustworthy. But can anyone really help? ------ Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'Like Cormac McCarthy's The Road, this apocalyptic tale deals with the human will to survive. And let me be honest: There will come a point in this book where you can take no more of the snow-covered desolation.

But then the first rays of spring sun appear and our belief in the human spirit revives.

A stunning tale.' Meike Ziervogel, Publisher


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