Sang by Elina Pitkäkangas
An epic novel about love and power in a fictional East Asia of the future!
The first novel in a new fantasy duology by the talented YA writer and TikTok star Elina Pitkäkangas
When a person’s value is determined by money and one’s happiness by family, what will be left when both are ripped away?
The dystopian novel upholds a beautiful and dark atmosphere in the state of Fusang. Sang is an epic story about a youngster trying to fight against the impossible circumstances of a totalitarian state. Kong Dawei joins the rebels, and breathtaking events follow one another. Pitkäkangas’ skill to conjure with believable details a whole world is enchanting. Our choices create a chain which not only joins us together, but also in the end defines who and what we are. Sang is a story about love, but above all it is a story about morale: all the things we are ready to do for one another.”
-Topelius award 2023 jury