|Book Highlight: Eva Mecs - "The Porcelain Figurine" (A Porcelánbaba)|
How often does it happen, that letters thought to be long-lost, gently passed into oblivion, with pictures and a steadily unfolding love story suddenly, unexpectedly re-emerge? This near miracle is what occurred with Ildikó, prompting her to start on a quest to find that first love from whom she, as a seventeen-year-old, received 38 wondrous letters with beautiful poems in 1970's Hungary.
Have we the right to stir up the past? Can we - after the fact - accept responsibility for acts committed 33 years ago? Is it wise to allow deeply repressed passions to be rekindled?
Society and family guide the development of our personalities. How and why did these two young lovers find themselves the victims of opposite worlds? How deep are those roots that determine our character's most dominant foundations by the time we grow up and mature? How and why do we atone for the acts of our parents? Can a pure and true love survive the passage of three decades?
Ildikó has now lived in America for a long time. Through letters and telephone calls she slowly gathers the threads which leads her to hope for some unexpected news and a pilgrimage to her homeland.
Throughout the process of her investigative efforts and the belabored waiting we become acquainted with a character-forming life journey, a true porcelain figurine, who fought her way up from hell's doorstep so that she could realize her most ambitious dream."
What other's have said:
Buy "The Porcelain Figurine" now on the AHF Amazon Store
About the Author
AHF Member Eva Mecs was born and grew up in Hungary. She was drawn to the performing arts and writing from very early on. Her analytical personality, curiosity, the force to find the answers to all the "whys" pushed her to discover everything connected to human nature. She changed her homeland hoping to find happiness in the New World. Her book, The Porcelain Figurine was published in Budapest in 2007.Feeling compelled to react to the currently changing social and political events in the USA, she had the urge to interpret her story into English, thus making it possible to introduce it to those American, perhaps British and Australian readers, who would like to read a page turner love story from a "past", but very revealing, socialist era.
Buy her book now on the AHF Amazon Store