Buying Options

Kindle Price: $6.64
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Facebook Twitter Pinterest <Embed>
Out of Latvia: The Son of a Latvian Immigrant Searches for his Roots. by [Kerr, David]
Kindle App Ad

Out of Latvia: The Son of a Latvian Immigrant Searches for his Roots. Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$6.64

Length: 280 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

Kindle Daily Deal: Save at least 70%
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price - for that day only. See today's deal or sign up for the newsletter

Product description

Review

''David Kerr has unearthed an important story that is much bigger than one man's life and has as much relevance today as it ever did. It is the story of the heart-ache of a refugee and post-war migrant, and of a son's journeys to gain the love of his father, and how he wrestles with belonging to two places-the land of his birth, and the land of his ancestors.'' William Verity. Finalist: Walkley Freelance Journalist of the Year 2015

Product Description

A story of two men, a generation apart, one growing up in the shadow of the other.
Peter Jirgens tells the story of his youth as the son of Arnold Jirgens, a Latvian immigrant, who struggled against discrimination to establish his family in Nowra, Australia. He shares the stories his father told him of the hardship of life under Soviet rule, his escape from Europe after World War Two and the early days of his new life as an immigrant in a land far from home.
Fiercely Latvian, Arnold Jirgens longs to see his homeland once more and find out if his remaining family has survived, but as a Latvian citizen he, and any son of his, could be drafted into the Soviet army or sent to Siberia.
Over the years, Arnold’s longing becomes Peter’s dream. Though his father is prepared to wait until the Soviets no longer control his country, Peter is not.In 1980, against the wishes of his parents and the advice of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, twenty-seven year old Peter enters Soviet communist-controlled territory.
His thirst for adventure almost costs him his life.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7320 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: AIA Publishing (9 March 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N9ZZ2KS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #213,180 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

2 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Showing 1-2 of 2 reviews

4 May 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
4 April 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 9 reviews
Donald R. Alford
5.0 out of 5 starsOutstanding Memoir and a Must Read !!!
23 February 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
Ted Whitehead
4.0 out of 5 starsFor his first novel David Kerr has written this true story which flows easily and displays all the emotions of a long awaited ..
29 April 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsCompelling and inspiring.
7 October 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
robert4460
4.0 out of 5 starsFour Stars
22 August 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Eileen Reeks
5.0 out of 5 starsTrue story
21 April 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase