By Patrick McGuinness
As soon as the sparkling "Paris of the East," Bucharest in 1989 is an international of corruption and paranoia, in thrall to the repressive regime of Nicolae Ceau?escu. previous landmarks are falling to demolition crews, grocery cabinets are empty, and informants are in every single place. Into this kingdom of quandary, a tender British guy arrives to take a school put up he by no means interviewed for. he's taken below the wing of Leo O'Heix, a colleague and grasp of the black industry, and falls for the smooth Celia, daughter of a celebration apparatchik. but he quickly learns that during this society, friendships are compromised, and loyalty is rarely absolute. and because the regime's authority falters, he unearths himself uncomfortably, then dangerously, on the subject of the attention of the hurricane.
By turns exciting and satirical, studded with poetry and understated revelation, The final Hundred Days captures the average terror of chilly conflict japanese Europe. Patrick McGuinness's first novel is unforgettable.
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Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel.
ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die. He shut his eyes. The soldiers fired their weapons. NARRATOR 1: Bullets whizzed past the women and children, but the bullets missed them all.
Is it really safe to leave? GREGORIO: Even if we surrender, I do not think we will be allowed to live. I would rather die fighting. Please take the children and leave. I will stay and fight. ANITA: Our family will stay together. If they kill one, they can kill us all. GREGORIO: Our freedom is worth fighting for. Next Page — NARRATOR 2 The Script · 41 NARRATOR 2: The armistice ended. Day after day, the Anglos and the Tejanos in the Alamo fought hard against the Mexican Army. Supplies were running low.