Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming  


Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming
New Directions Publishing Corporation | September 24, 2019 | 576 pages
ISBN: 9780811226646

Set in contemporary times,Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming tells the story of a Prince Myshkin-like figure, Baron Béla Wenckheim, who returns at the end of his life to his provincial Hungarian hometown. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he longs to be reunited with his high-school sweetheart Marika. Confusions abound, and what follows is an endless storm of gossip, con men, and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town's alternately drab and absurd existence.