Sabrina and Other Good Suspicions, by D. R. Popa, Published with Outskirts Press

Accomplished novelist D. R. Popa’s third novel is a treasure chest of quirky narrative ironies and meta-fictional folds as he intermingles thriller and love story in a wacky world of displaced immigrants and transoceanic happenings.

New York, NY, November 24, 2011 --( Novelist and short story master D. R. Popa announced today the release of Sabrina and Other Good Suspicions, published by Outskirts Press. Popa’s love story between Sabrina and Vlad is delightfully superimposed on a world of Romanian KGB agents pursuing a traitor who has somehow disappeared in a dream while a quintessential American couple proceeds on their own dream vacation across the Southwest.

“If I were a self-respecting author and, more important, one respected by others, I would take this opportunity, before we part, to close every parenthesis that I opened at the beginning of this absolutely true (but difficult to believe, even for me!) tale.” So concludes the author in his epilogue, but the marvelously oblique logic and satisfying rhythm in this crafty sentence is ample introduction to the uniquely talented style and enjoyable prose of D. R. Popa.

In Popa’s third novel America is still a land of immigrants, but it presents a far different landscape than that drawn by Saroyan or Frank Capra. Instead, the author uses his warmth and humor to set off the staid world of the vacationing American couple, Bob and Meg, against the circuitous antics and dialogue of such enjoyable characters as Great K., the Sphinx, Blossom and the quasi-mythical Sabrina, whose tears initiate a truly phenomenal twist to the plot of this often pathos rich, but always wry and witty narrative.

Sabrina and Other Good Suspicions is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream ISBN: 978-1-4327-7998-6 SRP: $13.95
Genre: Fiction/action and adventure

About the author:

D. R. Popa (Dumitru Radu Popa) is a native of Romania who emigrated to the United States in 1986. His literary works in Romanian include five collections of short stories and two novels. He also translated Romanian poetry into English and wrote literary criticism. In 2007 he published Lady V. and Other Stories with Spuyten Duyvil. D. R. Popa is a Lecturer in Law, an Assistant Dean and the Director of the Law Library at the NYU School of Law.

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