REVIEWS

“…a unique insight into one of the most disturbing periods of modern European history.” Chris McLeod, Man of Water

“This is a story sculpted from Transylvanian myths, ghosts, witches, misconceptions…” Grady Harp, TOP Amazon Reviewer

“It’s funny and warm and heartbreaking − as life so often is.” Jayne Pupek, The Tomato Girl

“I find the story quite gripping, and clearly and vividly told, with a mass of illuminating detail.”
Helena Drysdale, Looking for George

“What an exceptionally amazing and beautiful book!”
– Goodreads Reviewer

“Its theme reminds one of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago, and is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.”
– Amazon Reviewer

“I think this book is phenomenal… It really is something you have to experience for yourself!”
– Goodreads Reviewer

“Sometimes this story was scary, sometimes sad. Sometimes profound, sometimes lighthearted and funny. I loved every page and cannot recommend it higher.” – Goodreads Reviewer

A Luminous Future offers a unique insight into one of the most distursbing periods of modern Europe history. By turns amusing, terrifying and confronting, the story of Teodor Flonta, his father, his family and his community, is both a valuable document and an intriguing read.” Chris McLeod, Man of Water, Fremantle Arts Centre Press

“One of the greatest things about this memoir is how the author balances the darkness and cruelty with pitch perfect humor. It is such a triumphant story in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and I think readers will love this family and the spirit they show. It’s funny and warm and heartbreaking – as life so often is.” Jayne Pupek, The Tomato Girl, Algonquin

“This is a charming and sometimes shocking portrait of growing up in a remote village in Romania during the Communist era. It is an intriguing portrayal of the customs and traditions that lingered on from the pre-Communist days, humorous and brutal as they were, and their destruction at the hands of what seems a madness that gripped the country during the 1940s and 50s.” Helena Drysdale, Looking for George, Picador

“Written with a remarkable literary talent but also with a clear moral conscience, the book shows us the essence of communism: the hatred of people of value.” Alex Ştefǎnescu, literary critic and historian