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The Book Of Fathers

Miklos Vamos

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

* An epic tour de force about ten generations of one family in war-torn Hungary

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An epic tour de force about ten generations of one family in war-torn Hungary.

Twelve men - running in direct line line from father to eldest son, who in turn becomes a father - are the heroes of this wonderful family saga which runs over 300 years' panorama of Hungarian life and history. Each man also passes to his son certain unusual gifts: the ability to see the past, and in some cases to see the future too. The fathers also pass on a book in which they have left a personal record. The reader is swept along by the narrative brilliance of Vamos' story. Some of his heroes are lucky, live long and are good at their trade; some are unlucky failures and their lives are cut short. Some are happily married, some have unhappy marriages - and the ability to see into the future is often a poisoned chalice.

An extraordinary and brilliant generational saga, THE BOOK OF FATHERS is set to become a classic.

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Praise for The Book Of Fathers

  • ** 'A superb family saga that draws the reader effortlessly through nearly three centuries of turbulent history ... The characters are fascinating and Vamos's writing is a magnificent, seamless blend of the general and the personal - THE TIMES

  • ** 'A warm, humorous, courageous story ... a wonderful reading experience. Highly recommended, especially for lovers of Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude - HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW

  • ** 'Intricately structured and enigmatically imaginative . . . The book is shot through with ideas about music, nationality, astrology, Judaism, and a troublesome relationship with time. Massive in scale but intimate in tone, the novel oscillates between a kind of ornate folk-tale roughness and a lighter yet more sombre beauty - DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Miklos Vamos

Miklos Vamos is a cosmopolitan Hungarian-American who has taught at Yale University.
Author Location: New York and Budapest

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