Kafka's House

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Ten-year-old Silvia Marcu lives in the magical world of fairy tales, sheltered from the traumatic events Romania goes through during the sixties. As the events of 1968 unfold, she is assailed by questions no one, not even her parents, can answer. With imagination and candor, Silvia embarks on a miraculous journey that reveals that the ordinary people around us hold the key to our most puzzling questions...
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Overview

Ten-year-old Silvia Marcu lives in the magical world of fairy tales, sheltered from the traumatic events Romania goes through during the sixties. As the events of 1968 unfold, she is assailed by questions no one, not even her parents, can answer. With imagination and candor, Silvia embarks on a miraculous journey that reveals that the ordinary people around us hold the key to our most puzzling questions...
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amazon - Rick Skwiot
I had the great pleasure of recently reading (...) Kafka's House. It gives an intimate and affecting view of 1968 Romania, at the time of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, through the eyes of Silvia Marcu, a dreamy and imaginative 10-year-old learning about death, disappointment and informants in a totalitarian society.

Yet for all that -- and despite Silvia's frugal, circumscribed life -- the book has a warmth, humor and wisdom that elevate it above mere politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983864103
  • Publisher: Pixiphoria
  • Publication date: 9/10/2011
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Gabriela Popa was born and raised in Romania. She studied fiction writing with novelist Rick Skwiot at the Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Her work has been published in both Romanian and English.

Her novel, "Kafka's House", is a coming of age story set in 1968 Romania.

Links to some of her interviews are listed below:





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