Book club European Book Club

Norma © Penguin Books

Wed, 03/21/2018

Ottawa Public Library

Sunnyside Branch (downstairs)
1049 Bank St
K1S 3W9 Ottawa

with the book "Norma" by Sofi Oksanen

The Network of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and the Ottawa Public Library are pleased to present our March session:

We will be discussing the book:

"Norma" by Sofi Oksanen 


When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood - and the moods of those around her - moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life."--

SOFI OKSANEN is a Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright. Her novel Purge won the Prix Femina and the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and When the Doves Disappeared was the winner of the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize and longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. Her latest novel, Norma, is a #1 bestseller in Finland and has been shortlisted for the Young Aleksis Literature Prize. She has also received the Budapest Grand Prize and the European Book Prize. Sofi Oksanen lives in Helsinki.