By Carmen Bugan
Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Nonfiction, a youth memoir of political oppression and persecution in the course of Romania's Ceausescu years
Carmen Bugan grew up amid the bounty of the Romanian geographical region on her grandparent's farm the place nutrition and laughter have been considerable. yet finally her father's habit was once too anxious to disregard. He wept whilst hearing Radio unfastened Europe, concealed pamphlets in sacks of dried beans, and mysteriously buried and reburied a typewriter. whilst she found he was once a political dissident she grew to become nervous for him to comply. notwithstanding, together with her mom within the medical institution and her sister at boarding university, she used to be on my own, and helpless to prevent him from using off on one final, determined protest.
After her father's next imprisonment, Bugan was once kept away from through her friends in school and trained on through her friends. She candidly struggled with the tensions of loving her "hero" father who prompted the kinfolk a lot soreness. whilst he back from felony and the relations used to be positioned lower than residence arrest, the Bugans have been compelled to chart a brand new path for the long run. A hot and clever debut, Burying the Typewriter presents a poignant reminder of a dramatic second in jap ecu background.
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Burying the Typewriter: A Memoir by Carmen Bugan