Lola, from the south of Romania, wanted to escape her wretched existence with the help of a successful man. Then she was hanging from a rope. Her friends don’t believe that it was suicide. They try to uncover the truth and get worn down in the process. First published in 1994, The Land of Green Plums paints a striking image of a totalitarian, inhumane state and the raw primordial emotions of its inhabitants – universal fear and intoxicating love, perilous friendship and pitch-black hatred.