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An impoverished Hungarian boy picks up a gun in the 1956 revolution after witnessing Soviet brutality and the treachery of friends. Forced to escape his homeland, he lands in Victoria as a refugee, where he builds a successful middle-class life for his wife and children through relentless hard work.
“ONWARD, UPWARD.”“AN IMMIGRATION SUCCESS STORY!”
Yet the scars of his childhood and the trauma of the revolution haunt him and are passed on, particularly to the most sensitive of his children. His wife bears her own wounds, the survival strategies developed by those who lived under the most brutal communist forces, creating a wall of misunderstanding between her and her children.
Cynthia Berenyi’s nuanced, beautiful memoir of finding healing with her parents is a must-read for all families who carry multi- generational trauma.