Soviet Milk

Soviet Milk

The literary bestseller that took the Baltics by storm now published for the first time in English.

This novel considers the effects of Soviet rule on a single individual. The central character in the story tries to follow her calling as a doctor. But then the state steps in. She is deprived first of her professional future, then of her identity and finally of her relationship with her daughter. Banished to a village in the Latvian countryside, her sense of isolation… (more)

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Despite its elegiac tone, it’s ultimately upbeat because of the sense the writer leaves us with that, despite the system they live under, which stifles what they say and do, their lives matter.

Book Details  

Publisher: Peirene Press (March 08, 2018)

Collection: Home in Exile

Page count: 192 pages

Language: English

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