By Mark Sarvas
A son learns extra approximately his father than he ever may have imagined whilst a mysterious piece of artwork is suddenly restored to him
After receiving an unforeseen name from the Australian consulate, Matt Santos turns into conscious of a portray that he believes was once looted from his kinfolk in Hungary through the moment global conflict. To recuperate the portray, he needs to fix his strained dating together with his harshly judgmental father, discover his kin background, and repair his connection to his personal Judaism. alongside how one can illuminating the mysteries of his prior, Matt is torn among his doting female friend, Tracy, and his captivating legal professional, Rachel, with whom he travels to Budapest to unearth the reality in regards to the portray and, in flip, his kinfolk.
As his trip progresses, Matt’s revelations are observed by way of both eating and ingenious meditations at the portray and the painter on the heart of his own drama, Budapest road Scene via Ervin Kálmán. by the point Memento Park reaches its end, Matt’s narrative is as a lot approximately relatives heritage and father-son dynamics because it is ready the character of paintings itself, and the endless methods we come to appreciate ourselves via it.
Of all of the questions requested by way of Mark Sarvas’s Memento Park—about relatives and identification, approximately paintings and history—a valuable, unanswerable challenge lingers: How can we flow ahead while the previous looms unreasonably large?