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Andrei Ruse

Biography

Andrei Ruse was born in Bucharest on 16 December 1985. He has initiated a number of online cultural projects, including Sketche in 2006, Rocultura.ro in 2008, and Boomlit.com magazine in 2010. He has also worked in partnership with other sites and run various campaigns to promote books. He has attended various conferences to promote reading, including the National Congress of Communications Students, Webstock, and Webevent. He has organised numerous events in Bucharest, the most recent being Reading Club, a twice-monthly meeting involving public readings and discussions focussed on recently published or forthcoming Romanian books and their authors. In 2007, he made his literary debut with a volume of poetry titled Black Job (Editura Vinea), and in 2008 published a novel titled Soni...

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Novel, "Ego. Prose" series, Polirom, 2011, 304 pages

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Radu is a policeman in the anti-drugs squad, who wants to advance his career and offer his wife and daughter a better life. Pretending to be a user, he attempts to set up a drug trafficker known as the Madman, but then he discovers he can’t arrest him, because he is the brother of one of his police colleagues. He has to stick close to the Madman so as not to arouse any suspicions. The dealer offers his new customer a one-day excursion into the world of illegal drugs, and the experience opens Radu’s eyes. Caught between reality and hallucination, he finally begins to understand on whose side good and evil stand.


Dealer for a Day is like an exciting action film, imbued with genuine poetry, and has a fast-paced narrative with an unexpected ending, in which pursuer and pursued merge into one strange truth.
 

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