Post-Soviet Latvia in the 1990s was a place of political upheaval and societal turmoil. Such is the setting for I Have to Get It Off My Chest – I Have to Tell My Truth; the story of Lolita, a young woman who faces her own personal challenges stemming from a husband with addiction problems and the economic hardships that were widespread across Eastern Europe at the time.
Lolita eventually chooses to move abroad and start a new life. But in a foreign country, away from her home and everything familiar to her, she faces new and different obstacles. She must also deal with the additional challenges of bringing up a child with special needs. Eventually Lolita does succeed in creating a good life for herself and comes to enjoy the happiness she has always sought for herself and her children.
I Have to Get It Off My Chest – I Have to Tell My Truth is a compelling work that’s based on author Inguna Brazil’s own experiences as a Latvian woman. While the book depicts events from her personal history, it’s a story that would undoubtedly be familiar to many Latvian women who faced similar adversities following the demise of Soviet controlled Eastern Europe.
About the Author
Author Inguna Brazil was born in Latvia during the Soviet era and currently resides in Ireland. The mother of two, Inguna is also a grandmother. With much of her time on a day-to-day basis devoted to caring for her youngest daughter, writing is something she has typically done in her spare time. This is her first book.