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In the name of the Father


In the Name of the Father is a probe into the life of a retired man and his complicated family relationships. The man, an irresponsible selfish sadist, the father of two adult sons but once a son himself, now tells his story. He failed as a father, and is trying to find out why in his narrative. Of course, he finds faults with other family members but not himself. Telling the story is triggered by the sale of a house where he lived with his family and which was built by his mysterious brother. Moreover, a constantly recurrent theme in the novel is the question whether the family is still needed as a basic unit of society, even if circumstances make it necessary for uncaring individuals to live together.


Koloman Kertész Bagala 2011