Set in New York City and Eastern Europe, these stories explore the indelible mark left by unexpected historical and personal traumas. Firan effortlessly blends elements of realism and fantasy to create a rich and spellbinding narrative world. Each story revolves around a middle-aged male protagonist, who struggles to find meaning in his life as he experiences failure and desperately reaches out in pursuit of happiness.
Carmen Firan was born in Romania and is the author of many works of fiction and poetry, including The Farce and In the Most Beautiful Life. Her writings have ppeared in several literary magazines has been translated into French, Swedish, Polish, and other languages.