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A novel about an American teacher living in Romania during the post-communist years of the early 1990s. Rick faces some challenges: juggling his duties as a teacher trainer in an American cultural exchange program with his private affairs: a romantic triangle with two Romanian men. On top of that, he must confront his own inner demons as he fears infection with HIV. The romantic involvement and the training job both suffer from his inability to cope and he soon finds himself losing both. In the meantime, we are taken on a fantastic ride through the towns and cities of this fascinating land, as it emerges from decades of isolation, toxic development and political turmoil. Rick cannot understand the relationships closest to him, but he becomes entranced by the human spectacle all around him as he rides the rails from one end of Romania to the other. Along the way he begins to comprehend his own predicament in the lives of the people around him.
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Dominic Ambrose is a writer, photographer and language teacher who has worked on four continents. He has published two other novels: Nickel Fare, a gay coming of age story set in New York City in the 1970s, and Tzoquito, a Mexican fable of modern shape shifters in a small town. He spent four years working in Romania during the 1990s, where he taught and pursued his photographic interests. This volume contains 24 of his photographs.
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Book Description Ferrandina Press, 2013. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 190 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.43 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk098305682X