Radu Pavel Gheo

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Novel, "Ego Prose" series, Polirom, 2010, 496 pages

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“It’s hard to find anything in Good Night, Children! that needs to be discarded, any contradiction, any oversight. The articulations of the text work perfectly. It was a sure hand that wrote this novel. Without doubt, it is one of the best novels not only of this year but also of the generation of prose writers to which Radu Pavel Gheo belongs.”


“A book about friendship, but also about the impasses of the ‘labyrinth’, Good Night, Children! is also about suicide. Or, to put it more clearly, a book that defines the uncommon vocation of a (still) young writer, Good Night, Children! is a landmark book for the beginning of the new millennium.”


“What has Gheo the mastercraftsman wrought? In the first place, a story, head to tail, with suspense and everything else, a breathtaking story that won’t let you put the book down. So, it is a story, and then there are the characters, the dialogue, the solid construction, everything required to make a ‘classic’ novel. But there is also something else, something which might, pretentiously, be called a premise.”

(Adriana BABEŢI)

Good Night, Children! is a novel you read with the same concentration with which it has obviously been written, and with the same pleasure that the author has put into all his books up to now. Of those books, this novel is his number one achievement: it is a pinnacle reached by a still young prose writer and an entire generation, whose problems it absorbs.”



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