Droga Romo

Roma Ligocka

The late 1950s in Krakow were a time of political and social thaw – after the dark years of Stalinist terror there was a taste of freedom. The new generation whose childhood was spent during the war had come to mature. Ligocka was among these young rebels who expected something extraordinary to come of the new times. Her generation and crowd was buzzing with energy and ideas – cultural life in Krakow was flourishing as never before. Green Apples, the latest novel by the author of The Girl in the Red Coat, is a story of growing up – of the problems and dilemmas that come along with it, but also the joys and the affirmations of life. Conceived as a sequel to the bestselling Good Child, it describes a girl becoming a woman – discovering love and sexuality, but also grappling with a difficult mother, depression, and anorexia. This is a very intimate novel, describing the challenges and pain of maturing, while showing a very broad and colorful panorama of Krakow’s social, political, and cultural life, and a Poland where modernity was in bloom. 

Release date: 2014
Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-83-08-05416-1


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Roma Ligocka

The late 1950s in Krakow were a time of political and social thaw – after the dark years of Stalinist terror there was a taste of freedom. The new generation whose childhood was spent during the war had come to mature. Ligocka was among these young rebels who expected something extraordinary to come of the new times. Her generation and crowd was buzzing with energy and ideas – cultural life in Krakow was flourishing as never before. Green Apples, the latest novel by the author of The Girl in the Red Coat, is a story of growing up – of the problems and dilemmas that come along with it, but also the joys and the affirmations of life. Conceived as a sequel to the bestselling Good Child, it describes a girl becoming a woman – discovering love and sexuality, but also grappling with a difficult mother, depression, and anorexia. This is a very intimate novel, describing the challenges and pain of maturing, while showing a very broad and colorful panorama of Krakow’s social, political, and cultural life, and a Poland where modernity was in bloom. 

Release date: 2014
Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-83-08-05416-1