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This is an auction for TRAIN TO TRIESTE by Domnica Radulescu.

“This vivid novel is alive with the youthful awareness of the texture of the old world, the world left behind–in this case, Romania. Mona is just 17 when she falls in love with her ‘green-eyed mountain boy,’ Mihai. The adult world–Ceausescu’s government, secret police, parents in political peril–is closing in on them both. But for one beautiful summer, it’s linden trees and vodka made from fermented plums and stars and mountains and raspberries. . . . Drink in the gorgeous scenery, the Carpathians, Bucharest, the dark forests. Suspend all cynicism and believe in the possibility of this love story.”
- Los Angeles Times

“Like the heroine of her novel, Domnica Radulescu escaped from Romania in the early 1980s, studied literature at the University of Chicago, and is a smart, sensitive, passionate, and beautiful woman. Hungry for love and life, 17-year-old Mona falls deeply in love with Mihai. But living in Communist Romania, where everyone is suspicious of everyone else, she is unsure of who he is. But when her father is directly threatened and her own life is in danger, Mona is encouraged to flee the country. She eventually arrives in Chicago and years later, after her marriage ends and the Ceausescus are murdered in a bloody revolution, she returns to her homeland to find out who her first and only love, Mihai, really was. Radulescu’s novel, sprung from an autobiographical impulse, powerfully combines the intensity of first love, the confusion of politics, and the melancholy of exile.”
- Boston Globe

Very favourable reviews on

Paperback 2009.

397 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $5.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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