Coada

Coada

Dragos Voicu / Dec 10, 2019

Coada Before the Romanian Revolution a child Ionut a pupil at that time is sent by his parents to buy chicken scraps In order to do this he must wait in a fabulous huge queue that surrounds many ti

  • Title: Coada
  • Author: Dragos Voicu
  • ISBN: 9789732328729
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • Before the 1989 Romanian Revolution, a child Ionut, a pupil at that time is sent by his parents to buy chicken scraps In order to do this, he must wait in a fabulous, huge queue that surrounds many times the small town where he lives To achieve his goal he waits in the queue for twelve months, in shifts with his father and meets the ones who will be his neighbours, friBefore the 1989 Romanian Revolution, a child Ionut, a pupil at that time is sent by his parents to buy chicken scraps In order to do this, he must wait in a fabulous, huge queue that surrounds many times the small town where he lives To achieve his goal he waits in the queue for twelve months, in shifts with his father and meets the ones who will be his neighbours, friends, mentors, life models even He witnesses the debates of the adults surrounding him learning about life and happiness, about how you get light when there is a power cut and how you chase the mosquitoes out of the house, and many other different things that a twelve year old filters in his mind and consequently tells a fantastic story In parallel with the queue s life, the child s voice describes life in those communist times seen through his eyes He tells us about the cold in our houses, about the lack of electrical power when children studied by candle light, about life in school, agricultural work in the fields which involved pupils, pioneers songs and lyrics, Ceausescu work visits, aerated water bottles, Police, Pepsi, 23rd August marching, abortion, the honour bench in the classroom etc.Finally, he succeeds in buying that chicken stuff.At the end of the book the storyteller confesses that he became a policeman, the fulfilment of one of his childhood s dreams when he had realised that policemen had people s respect and they never queued It is a very sad story in a book full of humour.

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      • Dragos Voicu

        Drago Voicu born 9 June 1975, Bucharest is a graduate of the Bucharest Academy of Military Technology, and took a Master s Degree in Project Management at National School for Political Science and Public Administration He currently lives in Warsaw Poland and works in the field of research and development He has translated into English Sistemul integrat pentru securitatea frontierei The Integrated System for Border Security by Dumitru I Popescu Editura Univers tiin ific, Bucharest, 2006 He has published articles in Univers Ingineresc , the fortnightly journal of the General Association of Romanian Engineers In 2008, he won first place in a short story competition on the subject Why do we love Bucharest Coada the Queue , his first novel, enjoyed great success even before publication, as a result of his winning the Cartea Rom neasc Annual Prize for Literary Debut in Prose.His second novel, Tara de sub fluturi The country below the buterflies has just been published December 2012.


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    1. Ţineam minte că am citit-o, dar nu mai ştiam mare lucru din carte, îmi aminteam că m-a enervat pe alocuri.Acum cu impresii proaspete şi încep cu lucrurile bune :)Dragoş Voicu scrie proză foarte vioi (!), dialogurile din Coada sînt, uel, savuroase (şi fără număr), realităţile şi fantasmele "Epocii de Aur" prezentate prin ochii lui Ionuţ, elev de gimnaziu, au fost pentru mine - vag mai tînără decît autorul, dar cunoscătoare a vieţii de zi cu zi din vremurile statului la coa [...]


    2. Before the 1989 Revolution, a child (Ionut, a pupil at that time) is sent by his parents to buy "tacâmuri" (Chicken scraps ). In order to do this, he must wait in a fabulous, huge queue that surrounds many times the small town where he lives. To achieve his goal he waits in the queue for twelve months, in shifts with his father and meets the ones who will be his neighbours, friends, mentors, life models even. He witnesses the debates of the adults surrounding him learning about life and happine [...]


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