Ilmar Taska’s debut novel captures the distrust and fear among Estonians living under Soviet occupation after World War II. The reader is transported to a world seen through the eyes of a young boy, where it is difficult to know who is right and who is wrong, be they occupiers or occupied. Ilmar Taska is best known in his native Estonia as a film director and a producer. Pobeda 1946: A Car Called Victory is his first full novel, and is based on a prize-winning short story from 2014.
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