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Under Budapest 

Ailsa Kay (Goose Lane)

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Revolutions never end the way you want them to, whether personal or political there are always extenuating circumstances. In her first novel Kay transports you to the seedy underbelly of Budapest where the story twists and turns through time, similar to the fabled tunnels buried deep under the city. Trying to escape after a messy affair, Professor Tibor Roland travels to Hungary with his mother. He is going to forget and start fresh; she, unbeknownst to him, is looking to liberate herself from the guilt she holds onto since fleeing the country during the 1956 revolution. After an eventful early morning run, their lives get intertwined with another North American Hungarian family resulting in murder and corruption. While captivating, the story is frustrating, with its constant change in speaker and era. Under Budapest depicts how one country’s fight for freedom can lead to torture, unrest and bribery and how this can be mirrored in the lives of its future citizens.

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