Book Review: Reindeer mutilations in Stolen tell of violence against the Samis

Stolen by Ann-Helen Laestadius . PHOTOS: PANSING, BLOOMSBURY
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By Ann-Helen Laestadius, trans. Rachel Willson-Boyle
Fiction/Bloomsbury/Paperback/381 pages/$33.25/Books Kinokuniya
3 stars

This is an overlong exegesis of the discrimination the Samis in Sweden face, redeemed by the last third which gives it some pace and a surprising denouement that leaves readers with a touching hope.

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