Inger: Father & Son
|Rating||:||4.30 (694 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||342 Pages|
Five Stars C. SMITH Good book.. "Five Stars" according to Amazon Customer. Thanks for a look at a community that is seldom written about.. Joanne said A unique and fascinating book!. Inger: Father & Son is a riveting read. It's combines a compelling overview the Ingrian Finns and their persecution by Russia with the story of the author's family and the difficulties that faced them even after immigrating to a new land. It's a moving story of resilience and tragedy and how these attributes cast a long shadow on a family in both the old and a new land.
It also follows one family's trajectory from there to Gulag camps in Kazakhstan, forced labor in Estonia, and finally a journey to freedom through Finland, Sweden and Canada. Decades later, he has another opportunity to investigate again - not only Eino’s mysterious history, but also possibly solving a 75 year old murder cover-up: That of his own grandfather. Inger: Father & Son is a new generational saga documenting the fates of those living in Ingermanland in WW2 Soviet Russia leading up the Siege of Leningrad, where over a million lost their lives. The true story of how unseen forces shape a family's lives - a war which leaves chaos and trauma in its wake spanning generations - and hope and meaning brought about by inexplicable events. But what *is* freedom?. A young boy grows up in Sudbury, Canada, torn between the demands of modern Western culture and th