Stolen : a novel / Ann-Heľn Laestadius ; translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
- ISBN: 9781668007167
- ISBN: 1668007169
- ISBN: 9781668005071
- ISBN: 1668005077
- Physical Description: 384 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: Scribner trade paperback edition.
- Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2023.
- Copyright: ©2021
Includes topics & questions for discussion.
"Originally published in Sweden in 2021 by Romanus & Selling as Stöld."--Title page verso.
"On a winter day north of the Arctic Circle, nine-year-old Elsa--daughter of S̀mi reindeer herders--sees a man brutally kill her beloved reindeer calf and threaten her into silence. When her father takes her to report the crime, local police tell them that there is nothing they can do about these "stolen" animals. Killings like these are classified as theft in the reports that continue to pile up, uninvestigated. But reindeer are not just the S̀mi's livelihood, they also hold spiritual significance; attacking a reindeer is an attack on the culture itself. Ten years later, hatred and threats against the S̀mi keep escalating, and more reindeer are tortured and killed in Elsa's community. Finally, she's had enough and decides to push back on the apathetic police force. The hunter comes after her this time, leading to a catastrophic final confrontation."-- Provided by publisher.
In English ; translated from Swedish.
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