Biruta's Garden of Stories: A Latvian Odyssey by Biruta Blumberga

By Biruta Blumberga

for 5 many years after WWII, Latvia lay forgotten in the back of the "Iron Curtain". The lives and struggles of its humans have been completely hidden from the area outdoor the Soviet Union. This choice of brief tales provides an unvarnished portrait of existence in Latvia in the course of these instances; instances whilst a proud and effective humans have been subjected to the brutal whims of an oppressive and savage regime; a regime that actively sought to annihilate a humans, its traditions, its values, its old tradition. Blumberga's tales provide a cinematic account of those instances; as though shot via a pointy Latvian lens.

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