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Description - Nostalgia by Mircea Cartarescu

A mesmerizing novel about the magical and gritty world of Bucharest in the 1980s by a celebrated Eastern European writer

'Gripping, impassioned, unexpected' Los Angeles Times

A dreamlike novel of memory and magic, Nostalgia turns the dark world of Communist Bucharest into a place of strange enchantments. Here a man plays increasingly death-defying games of Russian Roulette, a child messiah works his magic in the tenements, a young man explores gender boundaries, a woman relives her youth and an architect becomes obsessed with the sound of his new car horn - with unexpected consequences. Blending reality and symbolism, time and myth, this is a cult masterwork from Romania's most celebrated writer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241448915
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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