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Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain

SKU: 364215376135191

My debut novel features a fictional account of my husband's life in Romania before he met me. I hope to make people re-think Romania and attitudes towards immigrants. Why not take a look at my book trailer?



    Florin was born in Iasi, Romania. As a young boy, he lived through rationing and the harsh conditions of the Ceausescu regime, but always with the love of family and friends to balance out the hardships and mask the struggles.

    As he gets older, he tries to untangle his own beliefs from those forced upon him...was a Communist way of life a bad thing? Were the stories about the Roma people true? Was life in the west really as depraved as his country would have him believe?

    Aged 11, on Christmas Day, Florin witnessed the exalted Ceausescus shot to death on TV, the true feelings of the Romanian people finally stripped bare. From that historic moment, he knew his life in Romania would be a changed one.

    This is the story of the strength of people in the face of dictatorship, how love can sustain people in even the worst of circumstances. Florin's story and that of his family allow you to see behind the curtain.


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