Paper Rings

Paper Rings

by Teodor Flonta

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ISBN-13: 9781535244411
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/13/2016
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Teodor Flonta was born in 1946 in Lupoaia, a village in Bihor county, Romania. He grew up in a hardworking, honest and down to earth peasant family, who were persecuted by the communist regime precisely for these qualities. His father, Pavel, was declared a chiabur - enemy of the people - at the age of 29, the youngest man in the county to be marked with this stigma.
Although he has lived for over 44 years in a better world than the one his parents experienced, the shocking events that have haunted his family, his village and country after the instalment of the communist regime followed Teodor wherever he went. After his retirement from the University of Tasmania, he described the drama of those tumultuous times in the novel A Luminous Future.
Paper Rings describes the condition of being a prisoner in one's own country, when Romanians were denied the right to have contact with foreigners. In 1968, when he was a student in Bucharest, Teodor met a young Italian, Ariella, at an international congress of linguistics. After a series of dramatic events, her love rescued him.

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