The Birdman, narrator of "Our Circus Presents," lives in a one-room apartment on the fifth floor of a squalid tenement block in northern Romania...
About the Author
Lucian Dan Teodorovici is the senior editor of Suplimentul de cultură, one of the most prominent weekly cultural magazines in Romania. He has contributed prose, drama, and nonfiction to magazines in Romania and abroad, and has written numerous screenplays, including one for a feature-length adaptation of Our Circus Presents.
FILIP FLORIAN is the author of Little Fingers (HMH, 2009), which received numerous awards, including Best Debut Novel from the Romanian Writers' Union. He has also worked as a journalist and reporter for Radio Free Europe.
What People are Saying About This
There is much laughter in Teodorovici's novel, the uproarious laughter of characters faced with a ridiculous world, the healthy laughter of the reader, black humor, the absurd, self?irony, linguistic humor, and situational comedy. But behind the scenes there is also enormous sadness. The sadness of the clown (the reader-clown, the character-clown), who is all the sadder the more acutely he understands his condition as a man who, after having failed at life, cannot help but fail at death. (Sanda Tivadar, Familia)