As I read through Viga’s book, I had to stop reading it and put it down, because I could relate to things said and done in the book. Take your time reading, and leave it for a while if you feel it may trigger you.
Brainwashed to believe she was ugly, never to be loved by anyone but her father. Horrific abuse that spanned what seemed a lifetime. Viga’s past kept her a prisoner of her father’s cruelty beyond words, shaming her to believe that she was a whore, not worth anything.
He controlled her every move, her very being, nowhere was she safe she knew he was always watching, even if he wasn't right there. He stole her heart, her soul; she had nothing to give to anyone. She, in his eyes became his wife; her mother was now the child that he only tolerated. Viga was his choice to be his sex toy, his to do as he pleased. Her life was a closed book, not able to escape his clutches, seeing him change right before her eyes, fury took over him if she so much as looked at a boy.
Viga portrays her father just the way he was, a monster, who destroyed her will as a young child and as an adult. All that she ever wanted and dreamed of he destroyed. She lived in fear, not wanting to upset him, always obeying.
Why does Viga call her memoir “No Tears For My Father?” Well, you will just have to read the book to find out the answer to that. Her poetry and prose added a suburb touch to the book, letting you visualize even more what happened. It is her life, the story of her past nothing else needs to be added to the story, it is a story that gives others encouragement that they too can move on, away from the past that kept them prisoner.
You can purchase a copy of Viga’s book from her websitewww.vigaboland.com Thank you Viga for sharing with the readers the horrors of your past, a place you no longer reside.