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In June of 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina Vilkas is arrested by the Soviet Secret Cops, the NKVD, from her home in Kaunas, Lithuania. She is detained alongside her mom, Elena, and ten-year-old sibling Jonas. Her father Kostas has been detained previously, as well as they do not recognize where he is.
The household is provided really little time to pack prior to they are filled onto a bus full of other apprehended civilians. They are after that positioned onto trains, where they remain in squalor with very little food for six weeks. Between Shades of Gray Audiobook Online. Amongst them are schoolteachers, librarians, stamp enthusiasts, and also even a young mother and her newborn youngster. Lina satisfies a young boy her age on the train named Andrius, with whom she initially has a rough relationship, though over time they establish sensations for each and every various other. Lina as well as Jonas locate Kostas in an additional train cars and truck, and he encourages them to have stamina despite their battles.
They are after that separated, as well as Lina, Jonas, and also Elena, together with the rest of their train automobile, wind up in Siberia, where the NKVD attempt to offer them to neighborhood citizens as servants. They are not bought, and also are rather given a collective Communist labor camp, where they are forced to do backbreaking work while subsisting on just three hundred grams of bread a day. The Vilkases are compelled to stay in a shack with an Altaian woman called Ulyushka, that is impolite and demands rent. Lina is a skilled as well as passionate artist, and also attracts things she sees everyday in the hopes that they will someday make their method to Kostas, to make sure that the family can be rejoined one more time.
In the camp, the NKVD continue to torment the refugees. Mrs. Arvydas, Andrius’ mother, is forced to copulate the guards in exchange for her and also Andrius’ life. Jonas nearly passes away from scurvy, as well as Andrius conserves him by stealing a container of tomatoes from the NKVD police officers. Between Shades of Gray Audiobook – Ruta Sepetys. The NKVD try to compel the deportees to authorize a document sentencing them to twenty-five years of hard labor for their criminal offenses versus the state, yet much of the deportees withstand. Lina and also her household are amongst them, as well as they are typically penalized for their resistance.
After a number of months in the camps, a checklist is formulated with the names of refugees to be moved to an additional location. The Vilkases get on the list, yet Andrius and also his mom are not. Having actually shared their shared feelings for each and every various other, the Lina as well as Andrius are sad, but assure to find each other in the future. Lina and also the other transferred refugees are placed on vehicles, and after that barges, and after a number of weeks they get here in Trofimovsk, in the Arctic Circle, very near to the North Pole. The conditions below are even bleaker than in the previous camp, and the refugees are essentially entrusted to look after themselves in the wilderness while the NKVD reside in loved one deluxe. The polar night sets in– 180 days of darkness– and also snowstorms start in September. Individuals die from the severe problems. Lina learns that her family members was deported because her parents assisted her cousin Joana’s household repatriate to Germany. Elena picks up from a harsh police officer that Kostas has actually died in prison, and Elena soon becomes sick and also dies. Lina is delegated care for herself and also Jonas alone. Jonas and also other youngsters begin to catch scurvy once more. Amazingly, a physician from the Soviet tribunal concerns the camp just in time, and brings medicine and also products, saving their lives. Lina’s story ends when she sees sunlight on the horizon, and she understands they have effectively endured the winter in spite of the most effective efforts of the NKVD to have them die.
In an epilogue, building employees in Kaunas in 1995 locate letters and also illustrations Lina has actually hidden in 1954. Between Shades of Gray Audiobook Download. She married Andrius, and buried the papers to ensure that people would eventually learn of the Baltic genocide, long concealed by the Soviet Union.