Memento Park

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100126277
Released: Mar 13, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427294708
Narrator/s: David LeDoux
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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A son learns more about his father than he ever could have imagined when a mysterious piece of art is unexpectedly restored to him After receiving an unexpected call from the Australian consulate, Matt Santos becomes aware of a painting that he believes was looted from his family in Hungary during the Second World War. To recover the painting, he must repair his strained relationship with his harshly judgmental father, uncover his family history, and restore his connection to his own Judaism. Along the way to illuminating the mysteries of his past, Matt is torn between his doting girlfriend, Tracy, and his alluring attorney, Rachel, with whom he travels to Budapest to unearth the truth about the painting and, in turn, his family. As his journey progresses, Matt's revelations are accompanied by equally consuming and imaginative meditations on the painting and the painter at the center of his personal drama, Budapest Street Scene by Ervin KAlmAn. By the time Memento Park reaches its conclusion, Matt's narrative is as much about family history and father-son dynamics as it is about the nature of art itself, and the infinite ways we come to understand ourselves through it. Of all the questions asked by Mark Sarvas's Memento Park-about family and identity, about art and history-a central, unanswerable predicament lingers: How do we move forward when the past looms unreasonably large?

Author(s): Mark Sarvas
Original Publish Date: Mar 13, 2018

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Author(s): Mark Sarvas
Product Number EB00711576
Released: Mar 13, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374713416

Professional reviews

"Narrator David Ledoux's somber, almost monotone, opening may put some listeners off, but one hopes they hang in there. Author Mark Sarvas's gift for telling a highly original story and creating indelible--if not always likable--characters will be their reward. Successful actor Matt Santos and his opportunistic, often cruel father have an antagonistic relationship. When Matt is contacted and encouraged to submit a claim for a painting stolen from his Jewish family by the Nazis, he finds it strange that his father isn't interested in pursuing the valuable work. While Ledoux grows stronger as the story unfolds, his understated delivery doesn't reflect Matt's transformation as he travels into his family's past, explores his relationship to his own Judaism, and learns secrets that alter his long-held image of his father. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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