Dalia Grinkeviciute (1927-1987) was born in Kaunas, the former capital of Lithuania. She spent her teenage years in a Siberian gulag. At 21 she escaped and returned to her home country only to be deported to Siberia once again in 1951. She was released five years later, then studied medicine. Grinkeviciute's writings are now placed firmly in the Lithuanian canon.
`A distressing historic document and a literary work of great significance.' NEUE ZURCHER ZEITUNG; `An incredible force of language ... the story of constant indignation.' FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG.