A memoir of incest by Viga Boland
Podcast by the author herself as part of Vigaland Podcasts to which listeners can subscribe on iTunes, Google or Stitcher
In today’s Vigaland Podcast, #4, I am sharing with my readers/listeners how it felt to move away from Mrs. Nastrom, the kindly woman who had looked after me until I was 7 years old. My parents had worked hard to purchase their own home in Yagoona, a very new suburb some distance from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. This area was being settled primarily by immigrants and my parents were now the proud owners of a box-like brick home.
We had little furniture and all my possessions, a few books and my one-eyed doll, fit into a box. There was no indoor flushing toilet such as we take for granted nowadays. The toilet was an outhouse set well away from the house and a scary run in the dark when the urge hit.
Today’s listeners will also hear of a second unwanted sexual encounter I had with the father of some classmates that left me wondering about fathers and daughters some years before my own father proved he was no better, and perhaps a lot worse, than that father was. You will also hear about the kitten I found and lost and how bit by bit, I was learning that life takes away so many of those things we love and cherish.
If you are a victim of incest, you might be interested in visiting the BLOG I began about a year before I published “No Tears for my Father”. Your comments are welcomed and appreciated both there and here. Thanks for listening today and please tell others about these Vigaland Podcasts. If you would like to purchase your own copy of NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER in either printed or digital format for all e-readers, including Kindle, you will find it in this website’s store: http://www.vigaboland.com/store