Longlisted for The Womens Prize for Fiction 2019, The Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019 and The Peoples Book Prize 2018. Enjoyable to read – Dolly Alderton, The High Low. When Alinas brother-in-law defects to the West, she and her husband become persons of interest to the secret services, causing both of their careers to come grinding to a halt. As the strain takes its toll on their marriage, Alina turns to her aunt for help – the wife of a communist leader and a secret practitioner of the old folk ways. Set in 1970s communist Romania, this novella-in-flash draws upon magic realism to weave a tale of everyday troubles that cant be put down. A story to savour, to smile at, to rage against and to weep over. – Zoe Gilbert, author of Folk

Published Status

Published

Date Published

11/07/2018