Barren Dreams by Charles Gonda
Approx. 117,860 words.
Published on May 1, 2011.
Three gifted Latvian sisters flee from the Russians in the 1940s and find refuge in England where they build successful careers.
They emerge from the conflict between career and family to find their dreams barren and grasp one last chance of fulfilment.
Returning to their birthplace they relive the terrors of their childhood until love, betrayal, and tragedy, climax in a bittersweet resolution.