When the Russian soldiers show up in her town, Lina and her family are forced to leave their home in Lithuania and go to a labor camp run by the Soviets in Siberia. She creates artwork of what her life in the camp is like with the hope that her Father will see it and know she is still alive somehow.
As the story is told the extreme violence is broken up by flashbacks to Lina's life before the Soviets came and forced them into the camp. This is a story of survival at all costs and the lengths people will go to find some small reason to hope. Lina's hope comes from trying to find her father and documenting what is happening around her.
by Tamia D.