Win one of five copies of new Sofi Oksanen novel - enter by noon Oct 15!

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

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Estonian Arts Centre, the charity associated with KESKUS International Estonian Centre, and Estonian Studies Centre, the charity operating the VEMU programs, invite you to enter a draw to win one of five copies of a new novel from Estonian-Finnish author Sofi Oksanen. The Canadian release date of the novel is October 5, 2021.


Also, Sofi Oksanen will be in conversation at a Toronto International Festival of Authors virtual event on October 24, 2021 at 4pm, for which registration is free, here.


From Sofi Oksanen, the internationally bestselling Estonian-Finnish author of Purge, comes a captivating story about a woman unable to escape the memory of her lost child, the ruthless powers that still haunt her, and the lies that could well end up saving her.

Dog Park - A Novel Cover

Helsinki, 2016. Olenka sits on a bench, watching a family play in a dog park. A stranger sits down beside her. Olenka startles; she would recognize this other woman anywhere. After all, Olenka was the one who ruined her life. And this woman may be about to do the same to Olenka. Yet, for a fragile moment, here they are, together — looking at their own children being raised by other people.


Moving seamlessly between modern-day Finland, Estonia and Ukraine in the early days of its post-Soviet independence, Dog Park is a keenly observed, dark, and propulsive novel set at the intersection of East and West, centered on a web of exploitation and the commodification of the female body.



Enter* by noon (ET) on October 15, 2021 for your chance to win one of five copies of Sofi Oksanen's "Dog Park". Prizes will be drawn by random and draw will be held on October 15 after contest closes. Winners will be mailed their copy via Canada Post.



Be sure to register for Toronto International Festival of Authors "Dark Secrets of History: Roy Jacobsen & Sofi Oksanen" at 4pm on October 24th, here. Registration is free.


*Note that unless you have signed up for a newsletter, names and email addresses will not be kept after close of the contest and winners have been notified.

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