by Mark Sarvas
Reviewed by Janet:
A B-list Hollywood actor, Matt is amazed to learn that a painting owned by his Hungarian relatives before the Nazis invaded Budapest could be restituted to him, if the courts approve the case. This process shakes up his relationships with his father, his mother, his fiancée, and his new lawyer, as well as playing havoc with his career. This novel is a fascinating exploration of the burdens of history and how past deeds continue to affect those who come later.