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Set in Romania at the height of Ceausescu's reign of terror, "The Land of Green Plums" tells the story of a group of young students, each of whom has left the impoverished provinces in search of better prospects in the city. It is a profound illustration of a totalitarian state which comes to inhabit every aspect of life; to the extent that everyone, event the strongest, must either bend to the oppressors, or resist them and perish.

The Land of Green Plums 2010, Picador USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312429942

Trade paperback

The Land of Green Plums 1999, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862072602

New edition

Mass-market paperback

The Land of Green Plums 1998, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810115972

Trade paperback

Land of Green Plums 1996, Metropolitan Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805042955

American edition