The Last Hundred Days: A Novel

The Last Hundred Days: A Novel

Patrick McGuinness

Once the sparkling "Paris of the East," Bucharest in 1989 is an international of corruption and paranoia, in thrall to the repressive regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. outdated landmarks are falling to demolition crews, grocery cabinets are empty, and informants are in every single place. Into this country of problem, a tender British guy arrives to take a school put up he by no means interviewed for. he's taken less than the wing of Leo O'Heix, a colleague and grasp of the black industry, and falls for the graceful Celia, daughter of a celebration apparatchik. but he quickly learns that during this society, friendships are compromised, and loyalty isn't absolute. and because the regime's authority falters, he unearths himself uncomfortably, then dangerously, just about the attention of the storm.

By turns exciting and satirical, studded with poetry and understated revelation, The final Hundred Days captures the normal terror of chilly struggle jap Europe. Patrick McGuinness's first novel is unforgettable.

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