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Out of Romania

Dan Antal

Out of Romania by Dan Antal tells the story, gripping and entertaining by turns, of a life lived under Nicolae Ceau?escu and Communism, and during the historic events of the Romanian revolution in 1989.

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‘Antal’s mixture of righteous indignation and self-deprecating wit brings his predicament to life without making light of its darker side . . . [This is] a book written from a firmly anti-government point of view and interspersed with details, some sentimental and some hilarious, of his life from an untamed childhood in a remote Transylvanian village to the moment in December 1989 when he found himself storming the Romanian television building in his dressing-gown. Antal’s lively style and attention to wacky detail transform Out of Romania into a unique and valuable, not to mention hugely entertaining, slice of social history.’ Irish Times