As the sun sets on the magical shore of the Black Sea and casts its last rays across the water, all Nora Teodoru can think about is pursuing her dream of becoming an accomplished artist - and of her love for Gigi, her childhood boyfriend from the Turkish part of town.
But storm clouds are gathering as life under Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu becomes increasingly unbearable. His secret police are circling, never far from the young couple's doors.
Nora and Gigi make plans to escape to Turkey. But nothing can prepare them for the events that follow...
Evocative, poetic and lush... a delicious page turner of lost love, loaded with magical dreams and real hope. You won't be able to put this one down
A beautiful love story... Domnica Radulescu has written a powerful and uplifting novel
An excellent book club choice