Tale of life in Communist Romania, of the rural young in a urban world. A touching tale of youths who wish to reject the system under which they live and enjoy the freedoms of those who live outside the barbed-wire boundaries. Muller shows how the cyncism of dictatorships eroded hope and how fear and terror can disrupt all. A highly reccommended read.Y
Our Round the World Book Group read Muller's "The land of green plums" in November 2003. We thought it was pretentious and very badly translated. We gave it an average score of 5.3 out of 10. We have since been mystified as to why anyone should think she merited being a prize winner.