Gabriela Popa


I live at the elusive interface between two languages and I believe my call, as writer, is to explore that fertile terrain. Isaac Bashevis Singer once said that "a writer should never abandon his mother tongue and its treasure of idioms." He was right, of course: but the point is that a writer could never abandon his mother tongue, even if he wanted. Your mother tongue stays with you the way your dreams stay with you -you don't really have a choice, do you?

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When the Moon had Feet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a short story about a time when everything was possible but nothing was allowed; when scarcity, like some insane Midas, transformed all commodities into gold. Wonderland, bottom-side up and wrong-side out.
Kafka's House
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,930. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » General
This is, paradoxically, a luminous piece of fiction about a haunting time and place. It is a story about being born and growing up in a closed society, and learning the painful road to trusting others. More than anything else, it is the magical story of parental love, and its staunchness in face of danger, evil - or, simply, Time.

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bacau    childhood    coming of age    communism    fiction    literary    novel    romania    short story   

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Latest book: Old Age Ain't for Sissies. Published February 18, 2019.