Mick is a street fighter, a guy who fears nothing and no one and has a reputation - he doesn't hesitate to throw a punch to get his way. But when he meets Tina, a tall, pretty brunette who drives him insane, his life changes forever. Or does it? Radu, on the other hand, is a misunderstood poet and dreamer whose lonely life takes an intriguing twist when he befriends Ingrid. He thinks he is falling for Ingrid until he meets her best friend - the beautiful, blue-eyed Laura. Love quickly turns to hatred and good to evil. Set in Romania during the "golden era" of Nicolae Ceausescu's repressive dictatorship, When Pigeons Fly To Nowhere is the story of the love affairs of two blood brothers: Mick and Radu. This fast paced, gritty romance explores life and love behind the Iron Curtain.
Stefan Raicu was born and educated in communist Romania. As a teenager and young adult, he experienced the hardship of life behind the Iron Curtain. He completed an Economics Honours degree in 1978 and then together with his wife and young son, migrated to Australia in 1983. He currently works as a freelance Accountant, Finance and Business Adviser in south-western Sydney.