MASKS – Mariela

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Pages: 64
Language: English
ISBN 9791220131971

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Having lost Ina to cancer, Villi confronts memories linked to their life before and after Bulgaria’s transition to democracy in the 1990s.
Will he overcome the fact that their son is addicted to drugs?
El, their daughter, is overwhelmed with emotion in the face of the tragedy in the family. What is her and her family’s role in moving forward?
The accelerating deterioration of Bulgaria-Türkiye relations in the Eighties and the resistance of the ethnic Türks in Bulgaria deliver a blow to national security and the political system. How does this subline interact with the main story line?
The author creates insight into the minds of her characters and endeavours to balance shifting perspectives, dramatic irony, suspense and action.

Mariela was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She graduated in English and Bulgarian philology and EU Law, International Finance and Relations. She has lived, worked and done research in Luxembourg, Belgium and Greece. She has been named in the first Global Diversity list of The Economist for her work in the sphere of human rights and social inclusion and has contributed to The Parliament magazine. She is a former member of the European Parliament and member of Pen International Women Writers’ Committee.
She is active in swimming and jogging and takes part in global initiatives to raise funds. One of them is Theirworld, Your Walk, an initiative to raise funds to help every child have a safe place to learn.

23 reviews for MASKS – Mariela

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dr Rowan Fortune, Cinnamon Press

    “MASKS really stands out in terms of its fascinating set up (the background of history behind the intimate stories of life) and the evocative prose.”

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Hale, Director of Oxford Literary Consultancy

    A very vivid and poignant story. Great characters.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kristiyan Baev

    Excellently written story portraying what life obstacles anyone can face. And still endeavour and thrive. I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for a short, engaging read.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Anya Raykova

    It’s a very moving story. It really touched me deeply.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Europe Books

    Europe Books: “To you, my dear reader, I wish this book intrigues you, amuses you and it captures you to the point of never wanting to close it and with a great desire to re-open it!”

  6. 5 out of 5

    a colleague

    It’s International Women’s Day, and Mariela is one of the European women who have played a key role in the European Parliament. Her fantastic book is an integral part of my library with favourite pieces of fiction.

  7. 5 out of 5


    MASKS will take part to the London Book Fair 2023. Great!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elspeth Attwooll

    I much enjoyed the reading – Mariela can certainly create pictures in the mind’s eye!

  9. 5 out of 5


  10. 5 out of 5


    I’ve found MASKS on the Goodreads platform. A fantastic story!

  11. 5 out of 5


    A fantastic story!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Greg Pen

    Thank you for the beautiful book!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Europe Books

    MASKS will be present in the foreign rights catalog during the 35th Edition of the Turin International Book Fair. It will take place from Thursday the 18th to Monday the 22nd of May 2023, at Lingotto Fiere.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Europe Books

    MASKS will be part of the 93rd edition of the Lisbon Book Fair. It will take place from May the 25th to June the 11th. We’ll do our best to reach the best results.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Europe Books

    MASKS promotional video for CONOSCERE TV:

  16. 5 out of 5

    Juliana Kaneva

    I read the book in one breath! I even cried at times…

  17. 5 out of 5

    Europe Books

    MASKS will participate in the forty-first edition of the Liber International Book Fair, which will take place in Madrid, from the 4th to the 6th of October, 2023.

  18. 5 out of 5


    Lovely to see the book out — everyone should read it!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Europe Books

    MASKS will participate in the 75th edition of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, which will take place from the 18th to the 22nd of October.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Europe Books

    MASKS will be promoted during the national small and medium publishing fair Più Libri Più Liberi, taking place from December the 6th to the 10th 2023 at the Nuvola Congress Centre in Rome. Just before Christmas!

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  22. 5 out of 5

    Literary Partner

    After careful consideration of MASKS, we are thoroughly persuaded that your narrative possesses significant potential for a successful and engaging film adaptation.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Europe Books

    MASKS will take part in the Festival du Livre de Paris, from the 12th to the 14th of April , 2024. Quebec is the guest of honour of the event.

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