A mesmerizing novel about the magical and gritty world of Bucharest in the 1980s by a celebrated Eastern European writer
A man playing absurd games of Russian Roulette. Children with magical powers. A young man exploring gender boundaries. A middle-aged woman and her surreal childhood memories. A man obsessed with his car horn and its messages. Each of these tales revolves around a shared core, a hidden centre, exploring time and place, communism and capitalism, real and unreal worlds.
Insightful, unsettling and wildly imaginative, Nostalgia was first published in Romania in the early 1990s and became a cult book - as well as one of the best Eastern European novels of the twentieth century.