A family of four sets out to cross Europe in an old Suzuki. They are leaving Hungary to find home in the ‘happy north.’ Similarly to Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, the narrator of Árpád Kun’s new book shares the author’s name and personal history, yet this is not an autobiography but a true-blooded novel. In an era of displacement and migration, here is a novel which documents the emigration of a young Hungarian couple to Norway. As the family is making the decision to leave, the protagonist starts to travel back in time, to his childhood, his university years and his attempts to land a job in Budapest, Brussels and Bordeaux. A fascinating guidebook about finding our own path without ceasing to love our ancestors, Hope to See You Home Again is also a novel about young people in Hungary at the turn of the 21st century.
The story of a young Hungarian couple’s emigration to Norway
ISBN 978 963 1434 14 9
2016, hard cover with jacket
420 pages, 140×215 mm