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An interview with Kai Aareleid

KAI AARELEID (b. 1972, Tartu) is an Estonian writer, whose début novel, Russian Blood, was published in 2011 to wide acclaim. After her second novel, Burning Cities, was published in 2016 she was awarded the accolade Estonian Writer of the … Continue reading

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Burning Cities

Secrets and lies in the Estonian City of Tartu. Kai Aareleid’s lyrical novel Burning Cities is about the disintegration of a family, set largely after the Second World War among the ruins of a town under Soviet occupation.     ‘There lies … Continue reading

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