Cover Photo: This photograph looks into the window of a cluttered antique store, showing many old photographs and posters, all slightly faded from the sun.
Photograph courtesy of the author

Excerpt from ‘Midnight in Exile’ by Andra Nicolescu

This novel excerpt was written by Andra Nicolescu in Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ 12-Month Novel Generator

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Andra Nicolescu is a Romanian-American writer and human rights lawyer based in Geneva, Switzerland. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Catapult, Blunderbuss Magazine, and The Brooklyn Rail, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Andra is currently at work on her first novel, Midnight in Exile, and a hybrid intertextual family memoir centering on the literary lives and times of her Romanian grandmothers . You can find her at and on Twitter and Instagram @AndraOtilia.