Bottled Goods - Fairlight Moderns (Paperback)
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Paperback 190 Pages / Published: 11/07/2018
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Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

When Alina's 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 1970's communist Romania, this novella-in-flash draws upon magic realism to weave a tale of everyday troubles, that can't be put down.

Publisher: Fairlight Books
ISBN: 9781912054305
Number of pages: 190
Dimensions: 178 x 111 mm


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'A story to savour, to smile at, to rage against and to weep over.' - Zoe Gilbert, author of Folk

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“A novel in flash fiction”

Some of the reviews I have seen have focused on it being a novella in flash fiction, and although some "chapters" have been published in flash fiction collections, this element is easy to ignore, as there is... More

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“Marquez”

If you like the writings of Gabriel Garcia Marquez you'll love this.

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Clare Riley

“Life in Ceausescu’s Romanis”

Set in Romania in the 1970’s, this portrays life for Alina and her husband, Liviu, under the Communist Ceausescu regime. Life for them becomes even harder when Alina’s brother in law defects to Germany. Her husband is... More

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