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New Book: Punished by Ann-Helén Laestadius

After the success with Stolen, bestselling author Ann-Helén Laestadius returns with a new novel: Punished.

In two different timelines, alternating between the 1950’s and 80’s, Punished follows five children during their time at a nomad school and thirty years later as adults.

At age seven, children of reindeer herders were forced to move away from home to a so-called nomad school, a boarding school where they were forbidden from speaking their own language and were taught to be ashamed of their heritage and culture. Else-Maj, Jon-Ante, Marge, Nilsa, and Anne-Risten all have different ways of coping both at school and afterwards. But one thing remains the same for all of them: the trauma caused by the nomad school experience will leave long-lasting emotional scars.

Punished is out now from Romanus & Selling.

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