Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Land of Green Plums

The Land of Green Plums by Herta Müller
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Publisher: Granta Books, 2009
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, even the strongest, must either bend to the oppressors, or resist them and perish.

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