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The Land of Green Plums

The Land of Green Plums

Author: Herta Muller
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Description

Set in Romania at the height of Ceausescu's reign of terror, "The Land of Green Plums" tells the story of a group of young students, each of whom has left the impoverished provinces in search of better prospects in the city. It is a profound illustration of a totalitarian state which comes to inhabit every aspect of life; to the extent that everyone, event the strongest, must either bend to the oppressors, or resist them and perish.

Awards

Winner of International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1998.

Author description

Born in Romania in 1953, Herta Muller lost her job as a teacher and suffered repeated threats after refusing to cooperate with Ceausescu's Secret Police. She succeeded in emigrating in 1987 and now lives in Berlin. A renowned novelist, poet and essayist, Muller won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781862072602
  • : Granta Books
  • : Granta Books
  • : September 1999
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Herta Muller
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 833.914
  • : 256
  • : Modern fiction