Nina, a Latvian woman, is one of countless ordinary people caught up in the tragedy of two world wars. As a child, during the first world war, and as a grown woman during the second world war she is forced by the violence and insanity around her to seek safety elsewhere, but, as she soon discovers, nowhere is safe. When, in 1944, with her life shattered and her family decimated, she dares contemplate the possibility of crossing the Baltic Sea to Sweden, she does not know whether or not she will ever see her homeland or her loved ones again. She does not even know if she will reach Sweden.
PURCHASE The Space in Between
The Space in Between is available for purchase from AoE Publishing as well as most online book shops, or it can be purchased from Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Central Coast of NSW. Copies are also available from Kariong Post Office. You are welcome to contact me if none of these options work for you.
There is a space in between the beginning and the end, between joy and loss, between light and dark...
‘... it is a story that needs to be told about Latvia's moment in history's narrative. It is a history that cries out to be explored since I am sure, like me, there are many out there who are completely unaware of the suffering and abuse visited upon that country and its inhabitants as it became the object of desire for both Russia and Germany and a victim of the politics of the times.
‘... It was February, and the strange half-light of winter sliding into spring was filling the window-space.’ P.75