By Mark Sarvas
A son learns extra approximately his father than he ever can have imagined while a mysterious piece of paintings is by surprise restored to him
After receiving an unforeseen name from the Australian consulate, Matt Santos turns into conscious of a portray that he believes used to be looted from his kin in Hungary in the course of the moment global conflict. To get well the portray, he needs to fix his strained dating together with his harshly judgmental father, discover his family members historical past, and repair his connection to his personal Judaism. alongside the right way to illuminating the mysteries of his previous, Matt is torn among his doting female friend, Tracy, and his attractive legal professional, Rachel, with whom he travels to Budapest to unearth the reality concerning the portray and, in flip, his kinfolk.
As his trip progresses, Matt’s revelations are observed by way of both eating and resourceful meditations at the portray and the painter on the heart of his own drama, Budapest highway Scene through Ervin Kálmán. by the point Memento Park reaches its end, Matt’s narrative is as a lot approximately kin historical past and father-son dynamics because it is set the character of artwork itself, and the limitless methods we come to appreciate ourselves via it.
Of all of the questions requested by means of Mark Sarvas’s Memento Park—about family members and id, approximately artwork and history—a valuable, unanswerable situation lingers: How can we flow ahead whilst the earlier looms unreasonably large?
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Memento Park: A Novel by Mark Sarvas