With his talent and creativity, Manea belongs to the great.
—Mario Vargas Llosa
A superb writer who gives an extraordinary testimony of a rich and dramatic life under one of the most grotesque and ferocious dictatorships.
—Lore Segal, The New York Times Book Review
Mr. Manea’s voice is radically new, and we are blessedly awakened and alerted by the demand his fiction makes on our understanding.