The Egg Garden. And Old Tale For A New World by Domnica Radulescu
They wrote of eggs of all kinds and all colors and all sizes. Eggs with the image of telling love stories on a summer moonlit night surrounded by fireflies, images of reading a book under a linden tree in the summer, riding a sled on a snowy slope on a cold winter day, dancing to guitar music on a glassy shiny floor, eating casseroles and fish soups with friends on a fall evening….
After they shared the long list of different kinds of eggs, a soft wind started blowing over them like a caress.Tweet
The son went into the dilapidated house to take a nap, but the mother stayed outside because she started feeling her belly grow and grow into an enormous ball filled with the life of thousands of images and memories.
Domnica Radulescu is an American writer of Romanian origin, living in the United States where she arrived in 1983 as a political refugee. She holds a master’s degree in Comparative literature and a PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Chicago.
She is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, Train to Trieste (Knopf 2008 &2009), Black Sea Twilight (Transworld 2011 & 2012) and Country of Red Azaleas (Hachette 2016) and of award-winning plays. Train to Trieste has been published in thirteen languages and is the winner of the 2009 Library of Virginia Fiction Award.
Radulescu received the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and is twice a Fulbright scholar. Radulescu has also published fourteen non-fiction books, edited and co-edited collections on topics ranging from the tragic heroine in western literature to feminist comedy, studies of exile literature and theatres of war and exile. Her most recent book Voices on the Move. An Anthology by and about Refugees was published in September of this year with Solis Press in UK.
Radulescu is working on her fourth novel, a historical thriller about the Romanian Holocaust, titled My Father’s Orchards.