White Hunger

White Hunger

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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?

Publisher: London : Peirene, 2015, c2014
ISBN: 9781908670205
Branch Call Number: FIC OLL
Characteristics: 136 p. ;,20 cm.
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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