Every nation has its tragedies, and Hungary is no exception. The 1956 Hungarian Revolution tore the country apart and memories of the freedom fighters' martyrdom and chaos in the streets remain fresh to many. TRIPTYCH, Margit Liesche's third novel, is set against the backdrop of that terrible time, interwoven with the life of an American-born Hungarian daughter living in Chicago some 30 years later.
Ildiko Palmay is haunted by her mother's death under the wheels of an elevated train in Chicago. Suicide? Accident? Murder? Only a trip back to Hungary and an unraveling of her family's tales of the Revolution will reveal the truth.
TRIPTYCH is built on stories author Margit Liesche heard in the family home as a child and the terrifying whispers of her parents she overheard while the Revolution raged on. Deeply researched and drawn from in-depth current-day interviews with those who lived through those difficult times, TRIPTYCH is an historical mystery that deftly weaves the tale of a woman's search for redemption amid war, death, and burgeoning love.