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Published by John Murray in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Suomussalmi, Battle of, Suomussalmi, Finland, 1939 -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRoy Jacobsen ; translated by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw.
GenreFiction
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT8951.2.A385 B87 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination200 p. ;
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23615390M
ISBN 100719521122
ISBN 109780719521126
LC Control Number2009294761

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'A compact and compelling novel by an iconic Norwegian writer [and] thanks to Don Bartlett and Don Shaw's crisp translation, we see it obliquely' - Independent Set in Finland in , this is the story of one man who remains in his home town when everyone else has fled, burning down their houses in their wake, before the invading Russians arrive.   The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles. Sat 22 Nov EST First published on Sat 22 Nov EST. There's a thrilling real-life story conspicuously missing from this Norwegian . Editions for The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover pu Home My Books.   The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles, by Roy Jacobsen. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw. The Battle of Suomussalmi is regarded as a major conflict in the Winter War of A force of 50, Russians, in an attempt to cut Finland in half, was decisively defeated by o Finns.

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