The Appointment: A Novel

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The Appointment: A Novel Fiction
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'I've been summoned. Thursday, ten sharp.' This is how 2009 Nobel Prize laureate Herta Muller's novel begins, a fierce and devasting work of fiction about a young woman's dfiscovery of betrayal in the most intimate reaches of her life. A young factory worker during Ceausescu's totalitarian regime, she is riding a tram on her way to answer a summons from the secret police. She has been questioned before, this time, she believes, will be worse. She has brought along a towel and her toothbrush in case she's not allowed to return home. hetr crime? Sewing notes into the linings of men's suits bound for Italy. 'Marry me,' the notes say, with her name and address. Anything to get out of Romania. Getting ever closer to her appointment, her thoughts stray to her father and his infidelities, to her friend LIlli, shot trying to flee the country, to her grandparents, deported after her own husband informed on them, and to Paul, her lover, her one source of trust despite his constant drunkenness. In her distraction, she missess her stop and finds herself on an unfamiliar street. And what she discovers there makes her fear of the interrogation pale by comparison. 240p.

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