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Tudor Ganea

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Tudor Ganea was born in Bucharest in 1983. He is an architect. He made his literary debut in 2016 with The Casemate, published by Polirom, for which he was named Young Prose Writer of the Year at the ”2016 Young Writers Gala”, was awarded the ”Observator cultural Prize” for Debut and the ”Thoreau’s Nephew Prize”, and was nominated for the Writers Union Debut Prize. His other novels published by Polirom include Honey (2017, which won Young Prose Writer of the Year), Pigs (2018), and 8...

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Novel, EGO.PROSE series, Polirom, 2019, 240 pages

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What happens when in a village near Bucharest a forester holds orgies in the church hearse, a violent criminal opens an erotic massage parlour, and a hermaphroditic child attracts swarms of locusts? How does a country priest become an expert in resuscitation? Can an ugly, shy boy brought up among hens and trash in a small farmyard become a rich businessman highly successful with women? How can you kill dozens of people and all that comes of them is a tobacco field? What connection is there between the opening of a Swiss factory in an empty field and the heightened libido of the women who work there? The answers to the above questions can be found in 8, a novel that lists the sins of the dysfunctional Mocoiu family, a biblical allegory written in the style of realist noir fiction.

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Novel, Ego.Prose series, Polirom, 2016, 216 pages

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 Gloomy, menacing, like a prehistoric monster, the old German casemate still stands on the cliff. A homeless young man who lived in the tunnels, which are said to lead to the sea, is found dead on the turret of the casemate, his body lacerated. Three workers on the building site of a block of flats that is going to be built on top of the casemate vanish one after the other. Inspector Adamescu is sent to the scene to investigate the strange events undercover. Beneath the squalid surface of a small housing estate by the seashore, the young policeman discovers a fantastic world, peopled by the likes of Olube, Borhot, Litoi, Baban, the Turkish Woman, the ageless woman, and Coco, the pimp without lips. Their bizarre stories gradually lend shape to the history of the old fortification, over which there hovers a curse and whose influence on the world around it is far from coming to an end.

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