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Train to Trieste: a novel 2 editions

Cover of: Train to Trieste by Domnica Radulescu
About the Book

An emotional zeitgeisty novel about escape and exile from an opressive regime.In the summer of 1977, seventeen-year-old Mona Manoliu falls in love with Mihai, a mysterious boy who lives in the romantic mountain city where she spends her summers. She can think of nothing and no one else. But life under Nicolae Ceausescu is difficult. Hunger, paranoia and fear infect everyone. One day Mona sees Mihai wearing the black leather jacket favoured by the secret police... is it possible he is one of them? As food shortages worsen and more of her loved ones disappear, Mona comes to understand that she must leave Romania. She escapes in secret – narrowly avoiding the police – through Yugoslavia to Italy, and finally to Chicago. But she leaves without saying a final goodbye to Mihai. And though she struggles to bury her longing for the past she finds herself compelled to return, determined to learn the truth about her one great love. An extraordinary debut, Train to Trieste is a beautiful, powerful and intriguing love story that moves from passionate infatuation to profound understanding. Told in an astonishingly original, poetic voice Domnica Radulescu has shown herself to be a remarkable writer.

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2 editions First published in 2008

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Cover of: Train to Trieste
2008, Alfred A. Knopf
Train to Trieste
in English - 1st ed.
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2008, Random House Publishing Group
Train to Trieste
E-book in English

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