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The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinness
  

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Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2011.

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011.

Patrick McGuinness creates an absorbing sense of time and place as the city struggles to survive this intense moment in history. He evokes a world of extremity and ravaged beauty from the viewpoint of an outsider uncomfortably, and often dangerously, close to the eye of the storm as the regime of 1980s Romania crumbles to a bloody end.

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Synopsis

The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinness

The socialist state is in crisis, the shops are empty and old Bucharest vanishes daily under the onslaught of Ceaucescu's demolition gangs. Paranoia is pervasive and secret service men lurk in the shadows.

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...the sardonic crispness and evocative power of its language distinguishes it from the run of contemporary fiction. Sean O'Brien, TLS

..engrossing debut novel..I defy anyone not to revel in 350-odd pages of it at least Time Out Magazine **** Book of the Month (June 2011) Buzz Magazine

About the Author

Patrick McGuiness is a professor of French and Comparative Literature at Oxford University and a Fellow of St Anne's College where he has taught since 1998. He lives in North West Wales. Carcanet publishes his poetry and he has won an Eric Gregory Award, the American Poetry Foundation Levinson Prize in 2003 and Poetry Business Prize in 2006.

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Publication date

1st May 2011

Author

Patrick McGuinness

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Publisher

Seren an imprint of Poetry Wales Press

Format

Paperback
356 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781854115416

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