The sweeping family saga takes the reader on a tour of Slovak history from the 1930s to the present day. It traces the turbulent 20th century history of his home country and questions those who turned a deaf ear to their conscience. It explores the way the pressure of history makes a decent but weak man harm the people around him, skillfully weaving into the narrative extracts from authentic period documents ranging from advertisements to poetry and diaries. The book’s narrator is the doctor’s son, Adam, who comes to say goodbye to the house from which he has never managed to break free.
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