Good Reads
1:26 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Good Read: The Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller

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Product Description:
Muller takes an unflinching look at the alienation and complexity of a rapidly changing Eastern Europe, focusing on a group of young friends in Ceaucescu’s Romania. New York Times writes, “… a novel of graphically observed detail in which the author seeks to create a sort of poetry out of the spiritual and material ugliness of life in Communist Romania.”

John Griffin says:
“The Land of Green Plums is the story of a group of young people in Nicolae Ceausescu’s Romania. As the friends betray each other, we see how the totalitarian state inhabits every aspect of human existence. Of  German heritage, Mueller suffered repeated threats from the Ceausescu  government before finally being able to emigrate in 1987. Muller is the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature.”